Fairview Heights Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography
A Fairview Heights man, Andrew Millas, 43, was charged in federal court in East St. Louis on a Criminal Complaint filed December 30, 2011, with production of child pornography, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Production of child pornography carries a term of at least fifteen years and up to thirty years imprisonment; a fine of $250,000, or both; and a supervised release term of five years to life.
A criminal complaint is a formal charge against a defendant that is comprised of the essential facts constituting the offense charged. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.
The information contained in the complaint was obtained through an investigation conducted by the Boise, Idaho Police Department; the Fairview Heights Police Department; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, in which the United States Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with federal and state law enforcement authorities, is actively investigating and prosecuting individuals who are involved in the exploitation of children. The case is being prosecuted by United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton and Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne M. Garrison.