Rodney Royce Miller Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on September 12, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, RODNEY ROYCE MILLER, a 60-year-old resident of Kalispell, was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 120 months, consecutive to sentence in CR-08-103-GF-SEH
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: life
MILLER was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to accessing with the intent to view child pornography.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On September 21, 2012, a federal probation officer made contact with MILLER in MILLER's van in Flathead County. The probation officer observed MILLER looking at images of child pornography on his notebook computer.
Detectives from the Flathead County Sheriff's Office subsequently obtained a search warrant for the notebook computer. When interviewed, MILLER admitted he used the computer to view child pornography on the Internet.
When the notebook was forensically examined Image files, which included cache and non-cache files depicting child pornography, were located. The examiner also located cache records which were indicative of a user seeking child pornography.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that MILLER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, MILLER does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the U.S. Probation, and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.