Elk Grove Man Charged with Producing Child Pornography
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Alexander Jordan Miller, 21, of Elk Grove, was arrested on Friday, charged with production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Miller is scheduled to be arraigned today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan.
A six-count indictment, unsealed after his arrest, was returned by a federal grand jury on April 6, 2017. According to court documents, between March 2015 and September 2015, Miller obtained nude images of children between the ages of 11 and 15 years old, then threatened to distribute those images if the victims did not produce and provide him with sexually explicit videos. In addition, Miller also possessed other images of child pornography.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Brian A. Fogerty is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, each count of child pornography production carries a minimum statutory penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. If convicted of the possession of child pornography charge, Miller faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison. Each charge in the indictment carries a potential fine of $250,000. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety education.