Crime - Sacto 911

Man previously convicted of child porn faces new charges

A 54-year-old Sacramento man was arrested Friday after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with receiving child pornography.

Law enforcement officers identified an internet connection at the home of Jeffrey Miles Hayes that was being used to upload child pornography to blog sites, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. A search of the residence turned up an iPad, identified as belonging to Hayes, that was receiving and distributing child pornography through chat messages.

Hayes was previously convicted in 2009 by the state of California for a child pornography offense, authorities said. If convicted as a repeat offender, Hayes would face a sentence of 15 to 40 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in conjunction with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy