FBI arrests Logan man suspected of downloading ‘thousands’ of child porn images and videos

Booking photo for Michael D. Alvey (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — An FBI investigation has led to the arrest of a 39-year-old Logan man suspected of downloading thousands of images and videos of child pornography. Michael D. Alvey was booked Monday night into the Cache County Jail.

According to a probable cause statement, an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation detected a computer downloading child pornography in July. A check on the computer’s IP address was traced to a Logan residence, near 440 E 700 N, a block north from Adam’s Elementary School.

Monday, a search warrant was served to the address, where agents located several electronic devices. They were taken as evidence and will be turned over to the state crime lab for a forensic examination.

The PC statement said, “A preview was done of some of the electronic devices where there were thousands of images/videos located.” It is unknown whether any of the material was of local children.

Alvey was advised of his Miranda Rights and questioned by law enforcement. He answered some questions but later requested to speak to his attorney.

Jail booking records show Alvey is being held on $200,000 bail. Formal charges are pending the ongoing investigation.


will@cvradio.com

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5 Comments

  • john lucero September 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm Reply

    I knew this guy at some point in past, but can’t remember where… he always seemed cranky or moody. crazy how people turn out

    • Bonnie September 16, 2020 at 2:01 am Reply

      Mike is one of the nicest people I know. This is devastating.

  • Bonnie September 16, 2020 at 2:02 am Reply

    Mike is one of the nicest people I know. This is devastating.

  • Ben September 16, 2020 at 11:05 am Reply

    So they haven’t actually found anything? Everyone has pictures/videos of family, friends and pets. Mike is a good, hardworking and smart guy. He’s gone out of his way to help many people. Really hoping this is a mistake.

  • Lloyd September 16, 2020 at 3:07 pm Reply

    I worked side by side with Mike for years. He is an extremely smart, hardworking, self motivated individual. as John Lucero said, he may seem cranky or moody, but that was because of his ongoing physical battle with pain the his knees.

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