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Friday, October 7, 2016

Memphis Man Sentenced to 170 Years for Producing Child Pornography

Memphis, TN – A man who created child pornography and engaged in sexually explicit conduct with two prepubescent female minors has been sentenced to more than a century in federal prison. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence 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.

In July 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.

On Friday, October 7, 2016, Judge Mays sentenced Milam to 170 years in federal prison.

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

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

Updated October 7, 2016