Wilmington man gets prison time on child porn charges

By Jim Hilgen 3:26pm, September 18, 2013 - Updated 10:21pm, September 18, 2013
A Wilmington man learns his fate as he's sentenced today on child pornography charges.

WDEL's Jim Hilgen has more.

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Jason Jay Mills faces six years in prison after he caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security when he accessed child pornography from a website based in Italy.

John Kelligan is Special Agent in Charge, leading investigations from the department's Philadelphia office.

"These Crimes are a global crime. Obviously when it involves the internet and transferring of pictures and other media through the internet, it touches all areas around the world," says Kelligan.

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He says international crimes of this nature get a high priority.

"A crime against a child, it's in my opinion the most serious type of investigation we can conduct. And we have to do it collaboratively, quickly to ensure that no further child become victimized," Kelligan says.

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At the time of his arrest, Mills had more that 40-thousand pornographic images stored on his computer.

Mills has been in custody since his arrest in November of 2012.

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