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Idaho Falls Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Federal Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

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

POCATELLO – Che Tayen Miles, 39, of Idaho Falls, was sentenced to federal prison for receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today.  Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye sentenced Miles to 136 months in federal prison followed by 8 years of supervised release.

According to court records, between July and September of 2022, the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force found that Nathan Mark Law, 49, of Idaho Falls, had downloaded thousands of images of child pornography also known as, “child sexual abuse material” (CSAM) over the internet.  Investigators executed a search warrant of Law’s residence where they discovered CSAM on Law’s electronic devices.  Law admitted he downloaded and uploaded images of CSAM and shared CSAM images with Miles.  On December 21, 2022, investigators executed a search warrant at Miles’s residence and seized his electronic devices.  Miles admitted he downloaded CSAM and that he received CSAM from Law.  Upon searching Miles’s electronic devices investigators discovered thousands of CSAM images that Miles downloaded from the internet as well as CSAM images that Miles received from Law.

On June 26, 2023, Law pleaded guilty to attempted sexual exploitation of a minor child.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief Judge Nye on October 8, 2023, and faces a minimum of 15 and up to 30 years in federal prison and up to a lifetime of supervised release.

“We are grateful that justice will be served in these cases.  But our collaborative work to guard Idaho’s children continues,” said U.S. Attorney Hurwit.  “Together with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, my office is committed to tracking down and aggressively pursue anyone in Idaho who creates, possesses, or shares child pornography.”

“This sentence is appropriate for someone who perpetuated child victimization by downloading and sharing thousands of images of exploited children,” said Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Robert Hammer, who oversees HSI operations in the Pacific Northwest.  “HSI partnerships with the ICAC Taskforce and Idaho law enforcement are integral in keeping our communities safe from child predators.”

These cases were investigated by the Idaho ICAC Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, the Idaho Falls Police Department, and the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Paskett is prosecuting these cases.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. As part of Project Safe Childhood, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho and the Idaho Attorney General’s Office partner to marshal federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit




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Updated September 7, 2023

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