A Northport man who was accused last week of sharing child pornography on a mobile messaging app is facing a slew of new charges Tuesday as an investigation by the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force continues.

Phil Simpson, the commander of the Task Force, said a multi-agency investigation into 24-year-old Bradley Edward Miller was launched in February after police received information that he was soliciting minors through social media platforms.

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Simpson said Miller reached out to minors online, offered to send the money in exchange for nude pictures and asked to meet them in person for sex.

Miller is from Northport but attends school in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Simpson said the task force worked with South Carolina police to arrest Miller in April then search his phone and other devices.

(Tuscaloosa Police Department)
(Tuscaloosa Police Department)

Simpson said investigators were able to use the devices to identify underage victims of sexual assault in the Tuscaloosa area and obtain new warrants against Miller.

The 24-year-old is now charged with Traveling to Meet a Child for an Unlawful Sex Act, Electronic Solicitation of a Child, second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy in addition to the single count of disseminating material containing visual depictions of persons under 17 involved in obscene acts filed against him last month.

Simpson said Miller is currently in the Bibb County Jail, where he has been charged with separate but similar crimes, and that he will be re-arrested on the new charges in Tuscaloosa County upon his release there.

The investigation is ongoing, and Simpson said more charges are likely in both Tuscaloosa County and in South Carolina.

Police believe there may be additional victims and are asking for anyone who has been targeted by Miller to please contact the task force. Simpson also said Miller has used at least one pseudonym when dealing with potential victims.

Anyone with children who have been contacted by Bradley Edward Miller is urged to call the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force at 205 248-4750.

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