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Man, 38, accused of raping girl, 14

Courtney Astolfi • Jun 2, 2014 at 6:37 PM


A Bellevue-area man was arrested this week for the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old Perkins Township girl in October, as well as allegedly showing her pornography.

Shawn Miller, 38, of the 800 block of Flat Rock Road, was charged with three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile. Miller lived in Perkins Township at the time of the alleged offense.

The 14-year-old Beatty Avenue girl disclosed the alleged acts to a teacher and counselor in mid-October, according to a Perkins police report.

The girl's mother, who was a co-worker of Miller's, had allowed Miller to move into their Beatty Avenue home for a few weeks while he recovered from pill and cocaine abuse issues, Miller told police.

It was during that time Miller allegedly fondled the girl inappropriately, performed sex acts on her and had her perform sex acts on him, the report said.

Those events occurred at least three times, the girl told police, according to the report.

In one instance, Miller stopped the alleged acts because his own mother came by to visit, the report said.

In another instance, Miller allegedly used the girl's mother's sex toy on the teen.

The girl also said “Shawn told her that he was putting pills in (her mother's) drink so (her mother) would pass out so he could be with (the girl) again,” according to the report.

He also allegedly showed her porn on her mother's laptop.

Investigators later spoke with the girl's friend, who said the girl told her Miller suggested a threesome with the pair, the report said.

Perkins officers soon rounded up Miller for an interview and later conducted a lie detector examination.

Miller vehemently denied the sexual abuse allegations, saying the girl's mental health problems made her jealous he was living with them and she simply wanted him out of the house.

Miller went on to say the girl may have seen him having intercourse with her mother and that he'd hugged and kissed the girl in a non-sexual manner, the report said.

Further, Miller first disclosed he never saw the girl naked — other than one instance in which she was leaving the shower — but later Miller said she “flashed” him.

The pair also had explicit sexual conversations, Miller told police.

But when Miller underwent a computer voice stress analyzer test, officers detected deception when they asked Miller about oral contact with the girl, the report said.

The case was presented to an Erie County grand jury in May, which indicted him on four felony charges.

Perkins police received a reckless driver complaint Monday night on U.S. 250 and found Miller was the driver involved. They arrested him at a Milan Road gas station on his outstanding indictments and took him to the Erie County jail.

Miller remains behind bars on $65,000 bond.

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