An Atlantic City man is facing multiple charges for causing children to engage in pornography. Some of the children were as young as 9 years old.

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton says Sherman W. Miller of Atlantic City was indicted by a Grand Jury on 12 counts, following a year-long investigation. Miller has been in custody since first being arrested in February of 2016.

Ruberton provided these details:

In January 2016, a joint investigation by law enforcement in Texas and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit led to the arrest of Miller by detectives of the Prosecutor’s Office on February 4, 2016 at his Atlantic City home. Miller was charged with: Endangering the Welfare of a Child under the age of 14, Obscenity, Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, and Failure to Notify as a Sex Offender a Change of Address. The State alleges that Miller sent the images from New Jersey electronically to the juvenile victim in Texas.

The arrest was made without incident. Detectives processed Miller for the arrest and lodged him in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000 cash / no 10% bail set by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Wild. Miller has remained in custody since the arrest.

Continued investigation by Prosecutor’s Office detectives resulted in the identification of the additional crimes and additional child victims in 7 more States—Michigan, Georgia, Massachusetts, California, Missouri, South Carolina, and Mississippi—that led to last week’s indictment.

The State alleges that Miller transmitted still photographs of his penis to the victims, then sent the victims video of him masturbating. The State further alleges that Miller induced one victim to send images back; that action resulted in the 1st degree indictment for causing the child to engage in pornography. The age-range of the 8 victims was 9 to 14 years.

Miller is a Tier 2 registered sex offender.

A conviction for a 1st degree crime carries a potential penalty of 10-20 years of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison. The potential penalty for a 3rd degree conviction is 3-5 years in prison.

 

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