Odessa Man Will Serve Time After Authorities Find Child Pornography on His Computers
February 26, 2014 at 10:16 PM CST - Updated July 9 at 9:28 PM
By: Alexa Williams NewsWest 9
An Odessa man, Ricardo Miller, is facing some serious time behind federal bars after pleading guilty on Tuesday to some horrific crimes involving children younger than the age of 12.
According to official documents, on December 13, 2013, after getting a search warrant, authorities searched Miller's home and that's where they found a computer that contained child pornography but it doesn't end there.
Officials also found out that Miller had another computer that was located at a nearby house. With Miller's permission, authorities searched that computer too. On that laptop, authorities found more inappropriate pictures of children.
According to court documents, the images were "mailed, shipped, and transported in interstate commerce", meaning they were mailed or e-mailed across state lines. Documents also state that Miller was uploading and sharing images to a website of a minor girl between the ages of five and eight. He would then write disturbing sexual comments about them like, "legs, preteen and sexy."
Now, Miller is facing anywhere between five to 20 years in prison. He will be formally sentenced in a few months.
U.S. District Attorney, Austin Berry, sent NewsWest 9 this statement about the case: "The Midland-based Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents deserve tremendous credit for saving a seven-year-old girl from being victimized by this defendant. Defendant Miller was well on his way to sexually abusing this little girl in the same manner as all of the child pornography he had downloaded from the Internet. Thankfully, the HSI agents stopped that from occurring."