Ada Man Sentenced To 163 Months For Enticement Of A Minor
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Floyd Preston Miller III, age 39, of Ada, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 163 months’ imprisonment and 10 years supervised release for Enticement Of A Minor Using The Internet, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b). Miller was found guilty by a jury on February 21, 2018 following a two day trial.
Evidence presented at trial proved that from November 2015 until February 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant used the Internet, a facility and means of interstate commerce, to attempt to persuade, induce, and entice an individual whom he believed was 15 years old, to engage in sexual activity for which a person can be criminally charged under Oklahoma State law. The verdict and sentence was the result of an investigation by the Las Vegas Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the North Las Vegas Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Attorney’s Office.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Preying upon children, whether in person or via the internet, is not only illegal, it is despicable. Sometimes perpetrators gain an advantage over law enforcement agents because the internet allows there to be distance from victims which span geographic and jurisdictional boundaries. But in this case the ICAC Task Force in Las Vegas, the North Las Vegas Police, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office worked together to overcome the challenges that are inherent in Internet Enticement cases to achieve justice for the victim.”
“Parents and guardians, be aware that predators do exist and they can enter your children’s rooms without ever stepping foot in the same state. Stay informed of the latest trends in chat rooms, social media, gaming, and the various phone apps that make it easy for strangers to seek out and communicate with children. Be aware of their phone activity and internet history. Just because a child is “safely” at home no longer means that predators have no access to them. Predators are using the internet, are very savvy with it, and are very much aware of how to lure children.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.