Th U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says 51 year old Richard Miller of Forestville pleaded guilty this week to receipt and possession of child pornography. Charges remain pending against Joseph Harvey, also of Forestville.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Cantil, who is handling the case, stated that between 2006 and 2009, Miller produced child pornography by filming himself engaged in a sexual act with a minor. Between January 2016 and March 2017, Miller and co-defendant Harvey exchanged images of child pornography and engaged in illicit discussion regarding child pornography and pedophilia. In addition, a search of the residence shared by the defendants revealed multiple electronic devices that contained child pornography.
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.
The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 40 years, and a $500,000 fine. Miller will be sentenced in August.