Miller pleads guilty in child porn caseA New Richmond man who served on a Minnesota police force was convicted of felony child pornography charges Thursday in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
A New Richmond man who served on a Minnesota police force was convicted of felony child pornography charges Thursday in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
Anthony Todd Miller, 40, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography. Judge Edward F. Vlack ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentencing hearing for Aug. 17.
Criminal complaint said between Nov. 1, 2006 and Dec. 16, 2008, Miller was in possession of child pornography. The material was discovered when U.S, Immigration and Customs agents investigated a child pornography distributor in Omaha, Neb., that led to Miller as a subscriber.
A search warrant conducted on Miller's New Richmond residence Dec. 16 turned up child pornography images exchanged between Miller and the Omaha distributor. The photos were of pre-pubescent females, the complaint said.
Miller was employed as an officer with the Hastings, Minn., police force when he was arrested and was formerly a Milwaukee city police officer 1995-97.
Court records said he accessed child porn on a laptop computer while he was on duty in Hastings where ever he could grab a wireless signal while cruising around town.
The maximum penalty for a conviction is $100,000 fine and/or 25 years in prison.