Rockledge Man Sentenced 30 Years In Prison For Sex Crimes Against Children
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // December 20, 2018
Frank Miles III, 32, attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, child pornography
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is written by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tonight, I am extremely pleased to announce that 32-year-old, Frank Miles III of Rockledge, was sentenced yesterday afternoon to 30 years in Federal Prison by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron.
Miles was sentenced for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and also for the possession of child pornography.
Miles was originally arrested by the Sheriff’s Office in August 2016 for possession of child pornography. While his case was pending trial and he was out of jail on bond, it was discovered that Miles continued to sexually exploit children by creating a profile on a teen social network site, posing as a 17-year-old high school student. There, Miles met and arranged to meet a child for sex.
Unbeknownst to Miles, the “child” was Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent Aja Stake acting in an undercover capacity.
Miles arranged to meet the “child” at a location in Brevard County where agents immediately arrested him upon his arrival. During a search of Miles’ telephone, agents discovered he was posing as a teenage high school student, where he had developed an online relationship with a teenager.
During their communications, Miles persuaded the teenager to engage in sexual activity and to even send him illicit photographs.
Miles was subsequently convicted of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and for the possession of child pornography. The court also ordered Miles to forfeit the electronic devices he had used to commit the offenses, and to pay a $5,000 fine as part of his sentence.
This investigation was a cooperative effort by agents from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and U.S. Custom and Immigration Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office and is a perfect example of Law Enforcement partnering together to take criminals off our streets!!
Please join me in thanking Agent Stake and everyone involved in this case for their unwavering commitment to protect our most precious of citizens, our children!
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