Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 26, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned:
RODNEY ROYCE MILLER, a 60-year-old resident of Kalispell, appeared on charges of receipt of child pornography and accessing child pornography with the intent to view. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, MILLER faces possible penalties of a minimum of 15 years in prison up to 40 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and at least 5 years up to lifetime supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by a cooperative effort between the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Flathead County Sheriff's Office, Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, and United States Probation.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charges.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.