|12/7/2018 12:18:00 PM|
Dodgeville man faces seven child porn charges
|Brian J. Miller|
A 29 year old Dodgeville man has been charged with seven counts of possession of child photography following an investigation by local authorities and the Department of Corrections.
Brian J. Miller, who lives with his parents and brother at 310 East Merrimac Street, was arrested at his job at Walnut Hollow. The arrest took place February 27, 2018 and charges were filed November 7, 2018.
The reason for the extended time between arrest and charges being filed is because the investigation of computer and cell phone equipment takes extensive time.
Miller made his initial appearance in Iowa County Court November 27. He has a status conference scheduled for January 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
All seven counts are a Class D felony and carry a fine of not more that $100,000 or a prison term of not more that 25 years or both. There is also a $500 court imposed surcharge for each image or each copy of an image associated with the crime.
Also, under Wisconsin Statute Section 939.617, upon conviction the court shall impose a bifurcated sentence including a term of initial confinement for at least three years.
The complaint filed with the court contains 11 pages with over half narrative about the images that were found on Miller's computer and phone in graphic detail.
Authorities received a tip in 2016 from a cyber task force representing the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Not enough evidence could be found at that time to make a charge.
A second search warrant was executed for narcotics by the Iowa Grant Drug Task Force and Dodgeville PD detectives.
Miller also faces a narcotics charge along with bail jumping. He is being defended by William Ginsberg.
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