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Former Steuben ADA Charged With Possessing Child Pornography


A former Assistant District Attorney in Steuben County has been charged with possessing child pornography.

The investigation into James Miller began in May of 2021 when State Police received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reporting that the 63-year-old’s email account uploaded suspected images of child porn. Weeks later, a search warrant executed at Miller’s home in Corning led to the seizure of several digital devices. 84 images of child pornography were allegedly found on a seized cell phone and 22 images were located on a computer.

If convicted, Miller faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Miller made an initial appearance on Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and was released on conditions.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Brian Ratajczak. Additional assistance was provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


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