Johnson County teacher accused of sexual assault to get a hearing

teacherverification April 17, 2014 0

A May 7 preliminary hearing has been set for Carrie J. Miller, a Johnson County Central High School Spanish teacher accused of first-degree sexual assault.

Miller appeared in county court in Tecumseh Wednesday but did not enter a plea during her arraignment, said Johnson County Deputy Attorney Rick Smith.

Her next court appearance, a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to bound her over to district court for trial, is set for next month.

Miller, 24, was arrested on Jan. 28 on suspicion of sexual assault and enticement by electronic communications after an investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Johnson County’s Sheriff’s office. Authorities allege she had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Miller and the student had sexual contact 50 to 60 times beginning around October 2012 through October 2013. They would arrange their sexual encounters by cell phone. They also shared explicit photos of each other.

Most of the sexual contact occurred in Miller’s vehicle while parked at an abandoned farmstead in Nemaha County, investigators said, but at least one of those encounters occurred in Johnson County.

Miller faces a first-degree sexual assault charge in Johnson County. The Class II felony carries a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison. No charges have been filed in connection with the enticement allegation.

Miller was initially lodged in the Johnson County jail but was released on 10 percent of a $25,000 bond on Jan. 29.


Source: journalstar

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