A Statesville man previously arrested for possession of child pornography will be tried in superior court after a grand jury handed down an indictment on similar charges.
Jeremy Wayne Miller, 36, of Crider Road, was arrested Friday on a felony true bill indictment. Miller received a $250,000 secured bond from a court magistrate; court documents indicated he posted bail the same day.
Miller was indicted on two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of minor and 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, court documents indicate. The documents show that five of third-degree exploitation charges stem from an offense in May 2017. The remaining charges are from an offense May 12, 2019.
The warrants indicate Miller was in possession of multiple representations of underage girls engaging in sexual acts.
This indictment comes two years after he was served warrants on similar charges.
On May 17, 2017, Miller was charged with five counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a child. More charges are expected, Sheriff Darren Campbell said at the time.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children told Iredell deputies in February 2017 that Miller was suspected of having uploaded child pornography to his online Dropbox account, the Record & Landmark previously reported.
Campbell said the investigators obtained a search warrant and found 135 GB of files containing child pornography on Miller’s Dropbox account. He added the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation computer crimes unit and Homeland Security also searched Miller’s home on Crider Road, north of Statesville, and found additional evidence.
Miller received a $100,000 secured bond at the time of his arrest.
State records indicate he has a criminal history involving probation violations, identity theft, forgery and larceny.
He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 28 and Nov. 5.
When reached by phone and asked for comment on his arrest, Miller ended the call with the Record & Landmark before making a statement.