Authorities arrested an Atlantic City man yesterday morning for endangering the welfare of a child in Texas by transmitting pornographic images and videos to the child via a cellular phone, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
A three-month investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, and the Arlington Texas Police Department resulted in the arrest yesterday morning of Sherman Miller, 48, of Oceanic Terrace, Atlantic City.
Miller was arrested at his home without incident by members of the Prosecutor’s Office, FBI, ICE, and the Atlantic City Police Department. Miller was processed for the arrest and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000 full cash bail set by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Wild.
Miller was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, obscenity by promoting obscene material to a person under 18, failure to register as a sex offender every 90 days, and failure to register as a sex offender upon a change of address—all 3rd degree crimes carrying a potential penalty of 3-5 years of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.
The State alleges that Miller transmitted pornographic images and videos, and a video of himself masturbating, to a child under the age of 14, and failed to re-register as a convicted sex offender under the terms of Megan’s Law.
Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children for child prostitution in Atlantic County is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force at 1-800-CALL FBI (1-800-225-5324), or the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 909-7800.