Memphis man gets 170 years for making child porn

Terrence Milam

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of producing child pornography.

Terrence Milam, 37, sexually abused two girls and took photos and videos of the horrific acts, according to the Department of Justice.

It happened between October 2013 and January 2015. One of the victims was 9 years old and the other 11 when it started, according to the DOJ.

A Memphis Police officer discovered the abuse when he found Milam and one of the children in a car in an empty school parking lot. Milam was pulling up his pants as the officer approached the car, according to the DOJ.

After getting a search warrant, officers found sexually explicit images on his cellphones.

Milam entered an Alford plea to five counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. An Alford plea let him maintain his innocence of those crimes while pleading guilty.

A judge sentenced him Friday to 170 years in federal prison.

Milam also faces several counts of rape of a child in the Shelby County court system. His next court date is Oct. 19.