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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Memphis Man Pleads to Child Porn Production, Facing up to 170 Years

Memphis, TN – A man who created child pornography and engaged in sexually explicit conduct with two prepubescent female minors has entered a plea to his criminal conduct. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the plea today.

According to information presented in court, Terrence Milam, 37, of Memphis, Tennessee, produced photographs and videos of himself sexually abusing two female minors between October 2013 and late January 2015. He used a smartphone to record the videos and take the images.

The abuse of the two victims came to light when a Memphis Police Department (MPD) officer on routine patrol discovered Milam and one of the children parked in a deserted school parking lot. When the officer approached the vehicle, he saw Milam struggling to put on his pants. Law enforcement obtained search warrants to review the contents of two cell phones found in the vehicle. This led to discovery of sexually explicit images and the identification of a second victim.

Milam’s abuse of the two children began when one of the victims was approximately nine years old and the other was 11.

On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, Milam entered an Alford plea before U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays to five counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

Milam is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Mays on October 6, 2016. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a maximum of 170 years.

Milam also faces charges of child rape in state court.

This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force and the MPD.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Deb Ireland is prosecuting this case on the government’s behalf.

Updated July 6, 2016