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October 16, 2014

El Paso Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

In El Paso today, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone sentenced 34-year-old repeat sex offender Berry Jay Miller to 30 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist, El Paso Division.

On August 11, 2014, Miller pleaded guilty to a child pornography distribution charge. By pleading guilty, Miller, a registered sex offender, admitted to using public terminals at the El Paso Public Library to exchange images of child pornography via e-mail with other individuals, including an undercover agent. According to court records, Miller has two prior sex offenses in El Paso County—one for indecency with a child and one for solicitation of a minor. Miller has remained in federal custody since FBI agents arrested him on March 10, 2014.

“The sentencing of Berry Miller is a prime example of the dedication and hard work of the El Paso Child Exploitation Task Force, comprised of the FBI, El Paso Police Department, El Paso Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security Investigations. We are dedicated to protecting the El Paso Community from predators who commit heinous crimes against children and will continue to rigorously investigate and prosecute them,” stated FBI Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist, El Paso Division.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert Almonte prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

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