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Former Navy Sailor Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. – Jon A. Miller, 47, of Bloxom, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for distribution of child pornography.

Miller pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography on February 17. According to court documents, in April 2015, Miller distributed child pornography by accessing the internet from his Navy Marine Corps Intranet workstation at Naval Surface Combat Systems Command on Wallops Island. Miller sent emails to other internet users that included sexually explicit images of prepubescent females.  He also uploaded child pornography to Twitter, which resulted in Twitter notifying the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of the defendant’s activities, and ultimately allowed NCIS agents to identify him. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Tim Quick, Special Agent in Charge of the Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Chief Judge Rebecca Beach Smith. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyssa K. Nichol prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:16-cr-21.

Updated June 8, 2016

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