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Friday, August 12, 2022

Jamestown Man Arrested, Charged With Multiple Child Pornography Charges Including Production

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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Roberto Millan, 34, of Jamestown, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production and attempted production of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Maeve E. Huggins, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in early February 2022, the Jamestown Police Department received information that Millan had sexually abused a 15-year-old female victim. The victim told investigators that Millan communicated with her via text message and Facebook messenger, requesting her to produce sexually explicit images of herself and send the images to him. Initially, the victim refused but she eventually produced the requested images after Millan threatened to harm her family. The victim also stated that during the first time Millan sexually abuse her, he warned that if she “made too much noise,” he would physically harm her family.

During the investigation, law enforcement recovered a series of sexually explicit text messages between Millan and the victim, as well as images of child pornography. On February 9, 2022, following the execution of a search warrant at Millan’s residence in Jamestown, he was taken to the Jamestown Police Department and his cell phone was seized.  The cell phone contained additional images of child pornography.

Millan appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and is being detained.

The complaint is the culmination of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson and Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Stephen Belongia.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

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Updated August 12, 2022