CSC suspect faces additional charges

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP — A Forsyth Township man already in jail for alleged criminal sexual conduct is facing additional charges.

According to Forsyth Township Police, officers arrested Cory Pierce, 52, on a ten-count felony warrant issued by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday. Five of those counts are for possession of child sexually abusive material, and the remaining five are for using a computer to commit a crime. Each of these counts is a felony punishable by up to four years behind bars.

Pierce was already lodged at the Marquette County Jail on a charge of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under the age of thirteen stemming from an earlier investigation conducted by Forsyth Township Police. When he was taken into custody on that charge in late July, officers say they obtained computer equipment from his home which led to police obtaining a search warrant to seize additional computers and digital storage devices. That equipment was analyzed at the Michigan State Police’s 8th District Computer Crime Unit, and the investigation resulted in the authorization of the additional charges by the County Prosecutor. Pierce’s bond was set at $500,000.

Forsyth Township Police were assisted by the Michigan State Police and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office during the course of the investigation.