Man Accused Of Playing Naked Games With Boys Now Faces Federal Charges


UPDATED: Friday November 16, 2012 1:32 PM
A Gahanna man was arrested on federal charges on Friday after Gahanna police served a warrant on behalf of the Homeland Security Investigations.

According to Gahanna officials, James A Mills was arrested as his Flint Ridge Drive home at about 11:30 a.m.

Mills, who was arrested by Gahanna police in late September and charged with pandering sexually oriented materials involving a minor, now faces federal charges in connection with child pornography.

Gahanna officials said that the arrest warrant alleged that Mills knowingly persuaded or coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing pornography that has traveled across interstate or national boundaries.

Mills, 71, could receive a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison if convicted.

Mills will be booked with the U.S. Marshals and will be transferred to the Franklin County Jail to await a hearing.

Police told 10TV News in September that they received a complaint about Mills from males ages 21, 15 and 14.

The September warrant stated that the 21-year-old told police that he witnessed Mills playing a naked game, like checkers, with a minor.

Mills previously was banned from the Boy Scouts from allegedly violating the organization's Youth Protection Policy.

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