Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Matthew Miller, 52, of Windham, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to three years in prison and ten years of supervised release for accessing with intent to view material containing images of child pornography. Judge Singal also ordered Miller to pay a $5,000 special assessment applicable to non-indigent individuals convicted of child exploitation offenses. Miller pleaded guilty to the offense on July 5, 2017.
According to court records, in September 2016, investigators from Homeland Security Investigations and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit were investigating the exchange of child pornography over the internet. As part of the investigation, agents downloaded child pornography files from a computer that was making the files available. The computer was later determined to be at Miller’s residence in Windham. Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence, and found that Miller had been searching for and downloading child pornography to his computer using a peer-to-peer file-sharing network.
The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit.
Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257