Monday, October 26, 2009

Michael Jack Miller - Repeat Sex Offender - BUSTED

A Pickens man faces a number of charges including sexual exploitation of a minor and assault, after police responded to an alleged fight on Oct. 8.

According to a press release from the Pickens Police Department, Michael Jack Miller, 49, was placed under arrest on the scene, accused of assaulting two women.

While at the home, police said they saw evidence of illegal drugs and child pornography, which they seized.
After getting a search warrant, police said they also seized a computer and several boxes with photos and videos pertaining to child pornography.
The computer was sent to the S.C. Law Enforcement Division for further analysis, according to police.

After further investigation, police say they found a victim who lives outside the department’s jurisdiction, so they notified the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

On Oct. 12, officers executed a search warrant on Miller’s cell phone. According to an arrest warrant, they found pictures and video of child pornography, with some images showing a minor female.
On the day of his arrest, police accused Miller of striking a 74-year-old woman “using a closed fist hitting her about the head and shoulder area while yelling profanity at her about 10 or more times,” another arrest warrant states.
Miller faces one count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree; sexual exploitation of a minor, first degree, criminal domestic violence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to arrest warrants and tickets.

He is currently being held at the Pickens County Detention Center.

Prior to his arrest, Miller was already listed on the state’s sex offender registry, according to detention officials.
The registry Web site states that Miller is considered a sexual predator.

He was previously convicted of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second degree in 1995.

The victim in that case was 11 years old, according to the registry.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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