A 43-year-old Fairview Heights man was sentenced Monday to more than three decades in prison for producing and transporting child pornography.
Andrew Gerald Millas received 35 years in prison following his plea of guilty to three counts of production of child pornography and one count of transportation of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton.
Following his prison sentence, Millas will be on federal probation for the remainder of his life and will be required to register as a sex offender.
According to court documents, in December 2011, detectives of the Boise, Idaho Police Department engaged Millas in online chats after they became concerned with his postings on a website that offered child pornography for distribution.
Millas sent the undercover officers still images of child pornography he had manufactured and also broadcast a live sex act with a minor to them via a web camera. The Boise Police Department forwarded the investigative lead to the Fairview Heights Police Department, and Millas was arrested.
Forensic analysis of computer equipment seized from Millas by the FBI revealed voluminous digital evidence, including 14,560 multimedia files, over 900,000 image files, and 21,232 recovered image files depicting screen shots captured by a keystroke logger program.
Among the files recovered were movies depicting Millas having sexual relations with a 16-year-old child and other movies, which depicted other minors engaging in sexual conduct.
Millas has been in custody since his arrest on Dec. 30, 2011.