Jeremy Wayne Miller

Man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

Posted at 6:06 AM on May 19, 2017

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

An Iredell County man faces felony prosecution after an Iredell County Sheriff's Office investigation into a tip that he had saved child pornography in an electronic Dropbox account.

Jeremy Wayne Miller, 34, was arrested and charged with third-degree sexual exploitation of a child, according to an ICSO news release.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) sent a cyber-tip to the ICSO on Feb. 15 reporting that Miller had several files containing what could be considered child pornography saved in an account, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in the news release.

The case was assigned to Detective Patrick Dixson of the ICSO Special Victim’s Unit.

Detectives reviewed the files provided by NCMEC and verified that the files were child pornography, Campbell said. A search of the suspect's Dropbox account yielded 135 GB of data. Detectives reviewed that data and found hundreds of files of child pornography, according to the news release.

ICSO detectives, the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation Computer Crimes Unit, and Homeland Security personnel then searched Miller's residence and obtained further evidence, Campbell said.

Following his arrest, Miller was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. He was given a $100,000 secured bond.

Miller's criminal record includes charges of obtaining property by false pretenses, misdemeanor larceny, and probation violation.

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