Grand Rapids man guilty of child porn charges

David Roop
David Roop's Dec. 6, 2017 mug shot from the Kent County Correctional Facility.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids man will face decades in prison after a jury found him guilty of several charges linked to the reproduction and distribution of child pornography.

The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office says David Roop, 61, was convicted Wednesday of all five criminal charges he faced: child sexually abusive activity, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, distributing child sexually abusive material and possession of child sexually abusive material.

The child sexually abusive activity charge is a 20-year felony, as is one of the counts of using a computer to commit a crime. The distribution and second computer charges are seven-year felonies, and the possession charge is a four-year felony.

Roop was arrested in September 2016 after the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched his home and found child porn.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9.