Louisiana Man Convicted of Producing and Possessing Child Pornography
WASHINGTON – Paul W. Miller, of Denham Springs, La., was convicted late yesterday of two counts of producing and one count of possessing child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. of the Middle District of Louisiana.
Miller, 44, was convicted by a federal jury following a two-day trial. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady presided over the trial.
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.
Miller faces a maximum statutory sentence of 30 years in prison for each count of production of child pornography and 10 years in prison for the possession of child pornography count.
The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Alecia Riewerts Wolak of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. of the Middle District of Louisiana. The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the Denham Springs Police Department and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.