An Elizabethtown-area man will spend up to 36 years in prison for his second child pornography conviction since 2008, after his co-workers found illegal material on his work computer, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.
Philip Miller, 64, of the 800 block of Rutts Road, West Donegal Township, pleaded guilty Jan. 4 to five counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of criminal use of a communication facility. President Judge David Ashworth then sentenced Miller to 18 to 36 years in prison.
The district attorney said a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children notified investigators that child pornography had been tracked to Miller’s phone in October 2022 and a search warrant uncovered 64 indecent videos of minors. Another tip linked to Miller uncovered seven more videos and four images.
Authorities filed charges April 20, 2023, and eight days later employees reported they found more pornography on his work computer, and they said Miller told another co-worker to get rid of some computer gear in his office before his arrest.
Officers found 124 images and one video of child pornography after confiscating his work materials.
At the time of his earliest release, Miller would be 82 years old.
(Editor's note: A previous version of this story gave the incorrect name of the sentencing judge, based on information from the district attorney's office. The error has been fixed.)