Victoria Man Gets 30 Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas
VICTORIA, Texas – A 31-year-old Victoria man has been ordered to federal prison following his two convictions of production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Mathew Kelly Millegan pleaded guilty Aug. 3, 2015.
Today, Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey sentenced Millegan to 360 months in prison on each count to run concurrently. The sentence will be immediately followed by a 25-year-term of supervised release during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the Internet. He will also be ordered to register as a sex offender. In handing down the sentence, Judge Rainey noted how disturbing the case was, “probably one of the worst that I have ever faced,” he said.
Millegan came to the attention of law enforcement after authorities learned of the sexual assault of two young children, aged 10 and 11. The children were identified as relatives of Millegan and confirmed the abuse. Millegan was identified as the perpetrator and admitted to sexual assaulting the two children and taking sexual explicit photographs of the incident.
Authorities executed a search warrant at Millegan’s residence and seized several electronic media storage devices. Forensic examination led to the discovery of several photographs of the children involved in sexual explicit conduct.
Millegan was arrested on the federal charges in June 2015 and has been in custody since that time where he will remain pending his sentencing hearing.
Homeland Security Investigations and the Victoria County Sherriff’s Office investigated with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department - Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
This case, prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugo R. Martinez, was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."
Updated December 2, 2015
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