DENHAM SPRINGS MAN SENTENCED TO SEVENTY YEARS FOR PRODUCTION AND POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr., along with Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the U. S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, announced today that U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady sentenced PAUL W. MILLER, age 45, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, to seventy years (70) in prison, to pay a fine of $15,000, and to ten (10) years of supervised release after imprisonment. The sentence of seventy years was the statutory maximum authorized by law.
MILLER was convicted by a federal jury on September 21, 2011, of two counts of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography following a two-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady. Evidence presented at trial showed that from October 2007 to May 2008, Miller sexually abused a 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl and produced numerous photographs of the abuse. According to trial evidence, forensic examination of Miller’s computer revealed that Miller had used his computer to print and possess numerous images of child pornography, including both the images of child pornography he had produced and images of other child victims.
U.S. Attorney Cazayoux stated: “The aggressive prosecution of those who harm our most vulnerable citizens will always be a top priority. This investigation, conviction and sentence are the result of a truly cooperative effort between local, state and federal law enforcement and should serve as a reminder to all that our society will never tolerate the abuse of children.”
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Bourgeois Jr., who also serves as Deputy Chief, and Assistant U.S. Attorney of the District of Colorado Alecia Riewerts Wolak, formerly a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the Denham Springs Police Department and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.
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