Melvindale man accused of trying to meet up with child after talking to undercover detective online

A 26-year-old Melvindale man is accused of trying to meet up with a child he thought he had been talking to online.

Police allege that Derrick Todd Paluchniak was talking with an undercover detective posing as a child. He is accused of driving from Metro Detroit to Bridgeport Township in Saginaw County to try to meet with the child to engage in sexual acts.

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Instead, he was arrested. He is facing one count of child sexually abusive activity, one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime charges.