LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man was sentenced today to eight years and one month in prison after he admitted to searching for and downloading hundreds of child pornography files through the internet.
Allen Warren Miller (57) pleaded guilty in August 2021 to one count of receipt of child pornography. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon sentenced Miller to 15 years of supervised release.
According to court documents and admissions made in court, in January 2019, Miller had numerous file names indicative of child pornography available to share on the BitTorrent file sharing network. Law enforcement was able to download approximately 15 files depicting child pornography from Miller’s computer. In August 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Miller’s residence and seized multiple electronic devices. A forensic examination of Miller’s devices found 897 images and 65 videos of child pornography.
Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI made the announcement.
This case was investigated by the FBI and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bianca Pucci prosecuted the case.
The case 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 U.S. Attorneys’ 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood and for information about internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Report child sexual exploitation to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by calling the hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or online at www.cybertipline.org.