Man, 32, is sentenced to 600 years in federal prison for making two children under the age of five engage in sexual conduct so he could film them
- Matthew Miller, 32, was sentenced to 600 years in federal prison on Thursday
- He was sentenced for sexually exploiting two young children by producing child pornography in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Miller encouraged two victims under the age of five to ‘engage in sexual explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual production of such conduct’
- He was arrested in February 2019 and pleaded guilty in October 2019
Matthew Miller (pictured in mugshot) was sentenced to 600 years in prison for producing child pornography
An Alabama man has been sentenced to 600 years in prison after being convicted of making two young children engage in sexual conduct so he could record them.
A statement from the Northern District of Alabama announced that Matthew Miller of Tuscaloosa, received the heavy sentence on Thursday after his arrest in 2019.
Miller, 32, will spend 7,200 months – effectively a life sentence – in federal prison for producing child pornography with children as young as four.
‘Miller was charged in a 20-count indictment for enticing two children under the age of 5 to engage in sexual explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual production of such conduct,’ the statement read.
Miller was first arrested in February 2019 after authorities dispatched to his home in Cottondale over a sexual abuse report pertaining to a child.
Authorities obtained a search warrant for Miller’s electronic devices, which contained 102 pornographic images that he produced of the two children.
He pleaded guilty to the charges in October 2019.
U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. worked jointly on the case.
‘Child predators seek out and victimize those that are the most innocent and vulnerable – children,’ said Escalona.
‘The sentences imposed today and yesterday in local child exploitation cases reflect the commitment of law enforcement in this district to prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law those who commit crimes against children.’
Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. said Miller’s crimes were ‘not only disturbing, they are sickening’ in a statement shared Thursday. Pictured: United States District Court in Alabama
Sharp added that Miller’s sentencing was in response to his ‘disturbing’ and ‘sickening’ actions.
‘The crimes for which Miller has admitted guilt are not only disturbing, they are sickening, and his actions robbed these children of their childhood,’ he said.
‘I am proud of the work of the FBI on this case, and I applaud the sentence handed down today, as Miller will spend the rest of his natural life behind prison bars.’
Court documents viewed by DailyMail.com showed that it was recommended that Miller be house in a facility near Tuscaloosa.
If Miller is ever released, he will be on supervised release for ‘life’ and must allow a probation officer to ‘conduct periodic, unannounced examinations of any computer and Internet capable device’ he will use,’ court documents said.