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Case Number: 4:20-cr-00045-JED
Judge: John E. Dowdell
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Tulsa, OK - Production of Child Pornography charge criminal defense lawyer represented Ryan David Miller, 34, of Sapulpa, who was charged with sexual exploitation of a child by a parent, advertising child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and possession of child pornography on Aug. 6, 2020.
“Pedophiles like Ryan Miller belong in prison where they no longer have access to children. Miller not only molested two young children, he boasted about it online and shared images of the abuse to an online group frequented by pedophiles. Fortunately, an undercover FBI agent was in search of child predators that day and discovered Miller’s heinous crimes,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “I’m thankful for Assistant U.S. Attorneys Chris Nassar and Edward Snow who take on these challenging cases and fight for the child victims.”
According to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in the case, an undercover FBI agent was on a Kik messaging group when the agent received a message from Ryan Miller on Feb. 3, 2020. During their conversation Miller explained in detail sexual abuse he had committed against a 10-year-old male and an eight-year-old female and provided child pornography images of the female victim. On February 4, agents executed a search warrant at Millers home in Sapulpa. The court documents stated that Miller admitted to sexually abusing the male victim at least 20 times and the female victims at least four times. He also admitted to taking at least 50 images of the children engaged in sexually explicit behavior.
Miller will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.
The FBI, Broken Arrow Police Department and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher J. Nassar and Edward Snow prosecuted the case.
18:2251(b) and 2251(e)-Sexual Exploitation of a Child by a Parent or Guardian; 18:2253(a)-Child Pornography Forfeiture
18:2251(d) and 2251(e)-Advertising Child Pornography; 18:2253(a)-Child Pornography Forfeiture
18:2252(a)(2) and 2252(b)(1)-Distribution of Child Pornography; 18:2253(a)-Child Pornography Forfeiture
18:2252(a)(2) and 2252(b)(1)-Receipt of Child Pornography; 18:2253(a)-Child Pornography Forfeiture
18:2252(a)(4)(B) and 2252(b)(2)-Possession of Child Pornography; 18:2253(a)-Child Pornography Forfeiture
18:1512(b)(3)-Tampering with a Victim; 18:2253(a)-Child Pornography Forfeiture
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 60 years in prison.