PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Bryanna Miller, 23, of Upper Darby, PA, was sentenced to fourteen years in prison, ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $11,000 in restitution by United States District Judge Gene E. K. Pratter for distributing and possessing child pornography.
In January 2020, the defendant pleaded guilty to three counts of distribution and attempted distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. These charges arose from Miller’s re-blogging and uploading child pornography to various Tumblr blogs from February 2016 to November 2018, and from Miller’s possession of child pornography on two laptop computers which the FBI seized from her bedroom in December 2018. In total, the FBI recovered more than 2,600 images and videos of horrific child pornography from the defendant’s blogs and laptop computers, most of which involved prepubescent girls and very young children, including dozens of infants and toddlers, and some involving sadism/masochism.
“The danger this defendant poses to the community cannot be understated, since she has openly admitted that she is sexually aroused by young children,” said Acting United States Attorney Williams. “By seeking out and sharing these horrific depictions, Miller only added to the demand for these types of images to be produced and more children to be victimized. Our Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to holding people like this defendant accountable, no matter their age, gender or status in the community.”
“Images of children being sexually abused aren’t just documenting a moment in time. They’re a window into the horrific ongoing reality for many of these kids,” said Jacqueline Maguire, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division. “People who collect this material perpetuate the demand for it, which means more children will be exploited. That’s something the FBI simply won’t stand for. We will never stop working to protect the most vulnerable among us.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Grigsby.
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