A Sierra Vista man, 29-year-old Michael Lyman was arrested on Thursday for sexual exploitation of a minor. Sierra Vista Police officers arrested Lyman after conducting a nine-month investigation, which they say was prompted by a report that illicit child images had been transmitted over social media.
According yo Sierra Vista Police, the investigation began when social networking sites reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Lyman had used his social media platforms to transmit illicit child images in early 2018.
A search warrant was served at a residence in the 900 block of Catalina Drive and Lyman was subsequently arrested at the residence without incident at 10:04 a.m. on Thursday.
Lyman was booked into Cochise County Jail on two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Sierra Vista Police report that this investigation is ongoing and anyone with information relevant to the case is asked to contact SVPD Detective Thomas Ransford at (520) 452-7500.