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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jury Convicts Portsmouth Man of Child Pornography Crimes

NORFOLK, Va. – Ronald Miltier, 54, of Portsmouth, was convicted late yesterday by a federal jury on charges related to child pornography.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Miltier was discovered by an undercover FBI agent to have been downloading and possessing files containing child pornography through a peer-to-peer software program. Miltier routinely deleted such files, so there were only 11 movie files found during the agent’s search of Miltier’s laptop computer and hard drive. Forensic analysis revealed, however, that Miltier routinely searched for child pornography and downloaded hundreds, if not thousands, of files with names associated with child pornography.

Miltier faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each count of conviction when sentenced on October 18.  The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and John S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after the verdict was accepted by U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph L. Kosky 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. 2:15-cr-151.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 15, 2016