Westland man arrested for having sexually abusive material involving child, officials say

Paul Lachance charged with possession of child sexually abusive material

A Westland man was arrested. (WDIV)
A Westland man was arrested. (WDIV) (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WESTLAND, Mich. – A Westland man has been charged with having sexually abusive material that involved a child, officials said.

Paul Collins Lachance, 56, was arraigned Tuesday at 18th District Court on three counts of possessing child sexually abusive material and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

The investigation into Lachance began earlier this year, when police learned he was in possession of the abusive material online, according to authorities.

He was arrested after a search of his home, police said.

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