FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2019

Don­go­la Man Indict­ed on 23 Counts of Child Pornog­ra­phy

 

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Chad Antho­ny Miller (DOB 1/21/1991) of Don­go­la, Illi­nois has been indict­ed by the Union Coun­ty Grand Jury on twen­ty three (23) counts of Child Pornog­ra­phy with twen­ty (20) counts being Class X Felonies and three (3) counts being Class 2 Felonies.  Miller was also indict­ed on one (1) count of Aggra­vat­ed Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Abuse, a Class 2 Felony.  Miller is charged with tak­ing pho­tographs of a child under the age of 13 and shar­ing child pornog­ra­phy through a mobile phone appli­ca­tion.  Miller was ini­tial­ly arrest­ed in Feb­ru­ary 2019 on the Aggra­vat­ed Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Abuse charge fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  Inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office is ongo­ing with assis­tance from the Franklin Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.

Miller is being held in the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro on $500,000.00 bond.  The mat­ter is set for Arraign­ment on Thurs­day, April 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jones­boro.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing pho­tographs.