COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brian P. Miller, 38, of Woodsfield, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 200 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release for receiving child pornography.
Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force announced the sentence handed down yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson.
Miller pleaded guilty in November 2016, at which time he also admitted searching for, downloading and sharing hundreds of child pornography files between October 2014 and March 2016.
When law enforcement conducted a search warrant in March 2016 at Miller’s residence, a forensic examination of his computer revealed a video depicting the sexual abuse of a 12-month-old infant. Several other files that the defendant possessed showed a three-to-four-year-old girl being raped with a metal object.
“These files showed real children suffering real and horrendous abuse, and the defendant’s actions in downloading, viewing, and making the files available to others immeasurably exacerbated the psychological damage they have to endure,” U.S. Attorney Glassman said. “Downloading child pornography is not a victimless crime and will land you in federal prison.”
U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Heather A. Hill, who is representing the United States in this case.
Department of Justice
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