Livingston Parish Boy Scout leader arrested for 500 counts of child porn; held on $50 million bail

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Randy Miller Jr.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVLA/WGMB)– A Livingston Parish man has been arrested as a part of an investigation by the FBI.

Details are limited but here is what we know.

Randy Miller Jr. of Denham Springs was arrested this morning and has been charged with 500 counts of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13.

The arrest was a result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms.

A source says that the FBI was outside of her home this morning.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office says they assisted with Miller’s arrest but the AG’s Office is handling the case.

The AG’s office released the following statement surrounding the arrest:

“Child pornography is a dreadful crime that inflicts lifelong damage to the victims,” said General Landry. “So I applaud my office and our law enforcement partners for finding and arresting the despicable people who possess, distribute, and produce these horrific sexual abuse images and videos.”

Bond has been set at $50 million.

The Boy Scouts of America issued the following statement:

“We were shocked and disturbed to learn about the allegations against this individual. These actions are reprehensible and run counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) stands. Upon learning of these claims, we took immediate action to remove this individual and prohibit him from any future participation in our programs.

Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of children in our Scouting programs – it is our top priority. The Boy Scouts of America has a multi-layered process of safeguards informed by experts, including the following, all of which act as barriers to abuse: a leadership policy that requires at least two youth-protection trained adults be present with youth at all times and bans one-on-one situations where adults would have any interactions alone with children – either in person, online, or via text; a ban on the use of recording devices/cell phones near bathrooms and shower houses; a thorough screening process for adult leaders and staff including criminal background checks, and the prompt mandatory reporting of any allegation or suspicion of abuse.”

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