Perryville man sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography possession

CAPE GIRARDEAU — A 45-year-old Perryville man has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges.


Jason M. Miller was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. after more than 3,000 images containing child sexual abuse material were found in his possession.


Miller was arrested following a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation into incidents of sharing child sexual abuse material online.


On Sept. 3, 2022, two files were identified, which led to the discovery of more child sexual abuse material.


Investigators traced the computer to Millers’ address, and after a court-approved search of his home,


Miller then confessed to downloading and viewing child pornography.


He said he had been doing so since he was a teenager and was addicted to it.


More than 3,000 images of child sexual abuse material were eventually found on his electronic devices.

Miller pleaded guilty in April to one count of possession of child pornography.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Hunter prosecuted the case.


This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.


For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit