Attorney General Press Release
May 12, 2004
LANSING – An Allen Park man, who was charged in March with multiple counts of
manufacturing and storing on his computer sexually explicit pictures of a
5-year-old girl, pled guilty today to six felonies, Attorney General Mike Cox
Thomas Henry Blumenthal III, 37, of the 14000 block of Cleophus, pled guilty to
2 counts of manufacturing sexually abusive material; 2 counts of using a
computer to manufacture child sexually abusive material, each of which carries a
maximum prison sentence of 20 years. He also pled guilty to 1 count each of
possession of sexually abusive material and 1 count of using a computer to
possess sexually abusive material; four and seven-year felonies respectively.
"The severity of the harm done to children by these types of predators is
incalculable," Cox said. "The disturbingly perverse pathology involved
in child pornography is unimaginable, and my office will relentlessly track down
pedophiles to prevent future damage to Michigan’s children."
Blumenthal is currently housed in the Wayne County jail awaiting sentencing on
the convictions. The charges arose out of an 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 to Cox’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.
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information contact: Matt Davis
State of Michigan, Department of Attorney General