LOUISIANA MAN SENTENCED IN VIRGINIA TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FILMING HIS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR GIRL
WASHINGTON – A Louisiana man was sentenced to 25 years in prison this morning in Lynchburg, Va., federal court, after previously pleading guilty to recording his sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl and related offenses, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Timothy J. Heaphy.
Gregory Thomas Miller, 57, of Deville, La., pleaded guilty on April 27, 2012, to a 10-count indictment charging him with seven counts of production of child pornography, one count of transporting child pornography, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of marijuana possession. Today’s sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon.
According to court documents, Miller repeatedly sexually abused a 14-year-old girl and filmed numerous incidents of the abuse during a several month period in 2008. In October 2010, the defendant’s car was stopped by National Park Service (NPS) rangers at a DUI checkpoint in Virginia. The defendant was in the car with the girl he had abused. NPS Rangers quickly determined that a missing persons/runaway report for her had been recorded with the National Crime Information Center.
A search of the car revealed, among other things, a laptop computer, a digital camera and marijuana. Forensic examination of the laptop revealed video clips of the 2008 abuse.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Moon sentenced Miller to serve a lifetime of supervised release. Miller will also be required to register as a sex offender.
This case was investigated by the NPS and the FBI, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy S. Healey and Trial Attorney Darcy Katzin of the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.