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Sex Offender Charged with Multiple Counts
Attorney General Press Release
LANSING – An Allen
Park man was charged Monday with multiple counts of manufacturing and storing on
his computer sexually explicit pictures of a 5-year-old girl, Attorney General
Mike Cox announced today.
Thomas Henry Blumenthal III, 37, of the 14000
block of Cleophus, Allen Park, was charged with three counts each of
manufacturing sexually abusive material and of using a computer to
manufacture child sexually abusive material, each of which carries a maximum
prison sentence of 20 years. He was also charged with three counts each of possession of sexually
abusive material and three counts of using a computer to possess sexually
abusive material. Those are seven-year felonies.
“Exploiting children is absolutely
intolerable,” Cox said after charges were filed in 24th District
Court, in Allen Park. “As chief law enforcement officer of Michigan, I will
never rest when kids are being harmed as severely as this.”
Blumenthal is currently housed
in the Wayne County jail awaiting trial on weapons charges stemming from an
arrest in July, 2003. That trial is scheduled to begin in April. He is being
held on $200,000 cash bond.
Cox said the new charges also arise out of that
arrest when Blumenthal tried to make contact with members of the Presidential
detail. He was wearing body armor and had a handgun in his car.
The Secret Service seized his
computer and identified the pornographic images. That agency turned the case
over the attorney general’s office, which conducted an investigation to identify
the victims. Blumenthal has a military history, including Ranger training.
Several books on Satanism and neo-Nazism were found in his house.
information contact: Matt Davis
State of Michigan, Department of Attorney General