Former teen mentor arrested on child porn charges

A 37-year-old teen mentor in the Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi has been charged for production of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A 37-year-old teen mentor has been charged with production of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney.

Kevin Ray McMillan was a former mentor for teens in the Boys and Girls Club and is also the founder of Texas Young Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit youth organization that mentors young future business owners.

Board members with the Boys and Girls Club said that McMillan only worked there a couple of months in 2016 and then he resigned. They also said that they have no reason to believe that anyone is involved in the investigation.

Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez announced Thursday that McMillan has been charged in a federal criminal complaint for sexual exploitation of a child.

McMillan was taken into custody Wednesday night while traveling to allegedly engage in sexual activity with a minor. A federal criminal complaint was filed Thursday afternoon and McMillan is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate B. Janice Ellington at 2 p.m. Friday.

According to the charges, McMillan had allegedly been sending sexually explicit text messages to a juvenile female. The complaint states that McMillan also engaged in sexual activity with the young girl, which was photographed on a cell phone.

If convicted, McMillan faces a minimum of 15-30 years in federal prison as well as a possible $250,000 fine.

In response to the news of McMillan's arrest, the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Bend released a statement explaining that McMillan resigned from their organization in December of 2016 after two months of employment and is no longer affiliated with them. They also stated, "At this time, we have no reason to believe that the alleged incident involved any Club member(s) of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend, nor occurred at any of our Club facilities."

The investigation was conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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