2016-06-07 / Front Page

Alfred man sentenced for child porn – again

Millette admits to having ‘thousands’ of images on cell phone
By TAMMY WELLS
Senior Staff Writer


Millette Millette PORTLAND — An Alfred man who told authorities he had “thousands” of child porn images on his phone – and is a repeat offender – was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for possession of child pornography.

At the time of his arrest in November, Kevin Millette was in the process of downloading more child porn onto his cell phone.

Millett was previously convicted in state court in 2010 for possession of child pornography when he was living in Biddeford following a 2008 investigation by the FBI, according to documents on file at the federal court. At that time, he allegedly told his wife he had been looking at those type of images for years.

On Sept. 10, 2010, Millette was ordered to serve 90 days of a two-year prison sentence, was placed on probation for two years, and was ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years for those earlier state charges.

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Torreson handed up a 10-year federal sentence, accompanied by a seven-year term of supervised release. Millette was also ordered to pay $39,000 in restitution to the victims.

He pleaded guilty to the charge in January.

According to an affidavit prepared by special agent David Fife of Homeland Security Investigations, Millette saved images of prepubescent children to a Google Drive file storage account. Fife obtained a search warrant for Millette’s gmail account on Nov. 10.

Days later, federal agents executed a search warrant at Millette’s Biddeford Road home in Alfred. He was present, agreed to be interviewed, admitted that he had accessed child pornography recently using his phone, and estimated that he had thousands of child pornography images on the phone, according to the affidavit.

Investigators seized a memory card and three cell phones, one of which was in the process of downloading child porn images when it was seized, according to Fife’s affidavit. A forensic analysis of the phone and its memory card revealed thousands of digital still images depicting children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, as well as a smaller number of child pornography videos.

According to court documents, many of the images and videos depicted prepubescent minors. Another memory card was also found to contain child pornography images.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Wolff said Monday that the victims in the case are not local children, and had been previously identified through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or twells@journaltribune.com

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