Grand Prairie Man Sentenced To 210 Months In Federal Prison On Child Pornography Conviction
Defendant Worked From His Home As A Computer Software Support Technician
DALLAS — A Grand Prairie, Texas, resident was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn following his guilty plea in April 2013 to a felony child pornography offense, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Kevin Arthur Miles, 44, was sentenced on Friday to 210 months in federal prison to be followed by a 10-year term of supervised release. He pleaded guilty in April 2013 to one count of transportation of child pornography; he has been in custody since his arrest the previous month.
According to the factual resume and testimony from Miles’ detention hearing, from at least August 2012 through November 27, 2012, Miles transported child pornography using Frostwire peer-to-peer file sharing network on his computer.
The investigation began in August 2012 when a special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) identified more than 28 files with names indicative of child pornography available to share from Miles’ computer. Law enforcement executed a federal search warrant at Miles’ residence on November 29, 2012, and seized a computer and external hard drive. A forensic examination of his computer revealed 422 images and 33 videos of child pornography. In addition, several chats between Miles and others with like interests in the exploitation of children were located. In one chat, Miles and another discuss their interest in molesting small children.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”
ICE HSI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks prosecuted.