By Lisa Pett
A Stevens Point man pleaded no contest on Monday to charges that he photographed minors without their consent.
Gordon Miller, 76, became a registered sex offender after he was arrested for videotaping young boys at the YMCA in 1998. He was sentenced to 42 months in jail and 20 years of probation.
He was arrested again last January for viewing pictures of young boys on a public computer at the Lincoln Center.
Miller appeared Monday before Judge John Finn to answer for the new charges- 10 charges of intentionally photographic a minor without consent and one felony charge of possession of child pornography. The 10 lesser charges were dismissing in a plea deal.
Defense attorney Gary Kryshak told Finn that Miller did not actually take the photographs he viewed, but rather gathered them from online sources and stored them on a USB or thumb drive, making the issue of consent a difficult to determine.
Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Constable said the DA’s office attempted to identify the victims in the photos using the database of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, without success.
Although Miller faced a maximum of three years and six months in jail and a fine possible fine of $10,000, Judge Finn sentenced Miller to three years probation.
Miller was also given credit for 195 days served in the Racine Correctional Institution with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.