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Former Lemoore Sailor Gets 47-Year Sentence for Child Porn
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By Bill McEwen, News Director
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December 10, 2022

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Former Navy petty officer 3rd class Christopher Jeorge Millican, 29, of Coalinga, received 47 years and six months in prison at his child pornography sentencing Friday in Fresno federal court.

A jury found him guilty of producing and receiving child pornography on July 28.

“Millican pursued a methodical and repetitive course of conduct, exploiting or attempting to exploit multiple minors to satisfy his own deviant sexual fantasies.” — U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert

“Millican pursued a methodical and repetitive course of conduct, exploiting or attempting to exploit multiple minors to satisfy his own deviant sexual fantasies,” said U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert in a news release.

“Today’s significant sentence reflects the serious and harmful nature of Millican’s crimes and should deter him from engaging in similar criminal conduct in the future. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to work tirelessly with its federal and local law enforcement partners to pursue all like-minded offenders and seek justice for these young victims.”

Millican’s sentence also includes a lifetime of supervised release should he complete his prison sentence before dying.

Used Snapchat to Produce, Receive Child Porn

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, in July 2018, a parent reported to Snapchat that a user — later identified as Millican — was engaging in inappropriate communications with her 11-year-old daughter. Snapchat reviewed Millican’s account and discovered images and videos depicting another, then 15-year-old minor, engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Snapchat reported the conduct to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which contacted the Central California Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Fresno. Investigators identified the minor victim, who informed them that Millican had coerced her into creating and sending him these images. At the time, Millican was on active duty at Naval Air Station Lemoore.

Advice for Parents

To protect against predators, experts advise parents to monitor their children’s internet and app usage.  Talking openly and frequently is a good way for parents to build trust with their children. Parents should also teach children to be wary of the person on the other end of a chat line.

Parents should immediately report suspicious behavior to law enforcement or file a cyber tip to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at https://report.cybertip.org/.

The Investigation, Prosecution Teams

This case against Millican was the product of an investigation by the Central California Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The task force includes Homeland Security Investigations, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, the Fresno Police Department, the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Hanford Police Department, and several local police agencies across the United States.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Gappa and Trial Attorney Nadia Prinz of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section prosecuted the case.

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Bill McEwen,
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Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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