Morral Man Indicted On Alleged Child Rape Charges

Morral Man Indicted On Alleged Child Rape Charges

  • 10/10/2019 9:07:40 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MARION, OH - A Morral Ohio man has been indicted on 153 felony charges, according to new information provided by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

Jerry Kevin Miller, a Morral resident, is accused of and was indicted for multiple sexual offenses, including the rape of a child, creation and possession of obscene images of child pornography, and others.

Prosecutor Ray Grogan released a statement on Thursday about the case, saying that "Miller engaged in sexual conduct with a child over a period of years. Miller photographed some of the sexual conduct and possessed these images which were discovered during a search warrant on his residence."

The investigation was carried out by the Marion County Sheriff's Office after the child in question disclosed Miller's crimes to their family, leading to the family filing an official complaint with law enforcement. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation also assisted in the investigation.

Miller was indicted on the following counts:

  • 8 Counts of Rape
  • 16 Counts of Gross Sexual Imposition
  • 3 Counts of Sexual Battery
  • 14 Counts of Kidnapping with Specification of Sexual Motivation
  • 3 Counts of Importuning
  • 3 Counts of Disseminating Matter Harmful to a Juvenile
  • 72 Counts of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor
  • 33 Counts of Illegal Use of a Minor in a Nudity-Oriented Material or Performance
  • 1 Count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs

Prosecutor Grogan is withholding further comment until the case goes to trial, to ensure that the accused is able to receive a fair trial. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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