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Man wanted for 'violent' sexual acts arrested in Tulsa

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33-year-old Gary Grodin, whose legal name is Mikel M.J. Grodin, allegedly sexually abused and manufactured child pornography of his girlfriend's 10-year-old child. He is facing 31 felony charges 33-year-old Gary Grodin, whose legal name is Mikel M.J. Grodin, allegedly sexually abused and manufactured child pornography of his girlfriend's 10-year-old child. He is facing 31 felony charges

**Update** Gary Grodin was taken into custody by US Marshal in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday. Police said a female with him was arrested on non-related warrants.

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SWANSEA, Ill. (KMOV.com) - The Swansea Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating an individual police described as a violent sexual predator.

33-year-old Gary Grodin, whose legal name is Mikel M.J. Grodin, allegedly sexually abused and manufactured child pornography of his girlfriend's 10-year-old child. The child's mother was unaware of the abuse.

Authorities became aware of the abuse after Grobin reportedly sent a message to a Facebook friend detailing conduct including the sexual abuse of his girlfriend's daughter, with whom he lived. The person who received the message notified law enforcement.

The Department of Children and Family Services responded to the Swansea home to ensure the safety of the 10-year-old and her siblings. Family members and the victim were interviewed by detectives with the Swansea Police Department.

Officials from the Swansea Police Department and State's Attorney Brendan Kelly's office said Grobin faces 31 felony charges.

A cell phone left at the home by Grobin was acquired by authorities through a search warrant and they discovered videos and photos which are being held as evidence.

The city of Swansea and the police department released a picture of the alleged predator at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

“The charging documents spell out how dangerous this suspect is, including the suspect binding the 10 year old’s hands together with zip ties while forcing sexual acts. The suspect captured on video these heinous crimes," said Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson. "The mother of the victim is distraught and it is not believed she was aware of these crimes. It is imperative this suspect is captured and brought to justice.”

Police received information that Grobin, who is believed to be from the Oklahoma area, might be en route to or already in the state of Oklahoma.

A bond for Grobin, who is still at large, was set at $1,000,000.

Officials said they are searching for other potential victims of the suspect.

Anyone with information on Grobin's whereabouts is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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