Montana man charged with 64 child sex abuse counts sentenced to 1 year in plea deal
Great Falls Tribune / Cascade County
William Edward Miller Jr.

via KFBB:

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (KFBB) -- William Edward Miller Jr., 51, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison deferred with unsupervised probation after a plea deal was reached earlier this year.

The deferred sentence means if Miller doesn't break the law over the next year, the felony charge could be removed from his record.


The Great Falls Tribune reports Miller's plea agreement dismissed all but two charges.

Miller was accused in February 2019 of raping a 14-year-old girl and allowing an 11-year-old boy to rape her as well, the Tribune reports. In August 2019, the state filed 64 counts of sexual abuse of children, alleging Miller had images of child pornography and bestiality on his phone and laptop.

Miller pleaded guilty to felony sexual abuse of children and misdemeanor unsworn falsification to authorities before Cascade County District Judge Elizabeth Best, who sentenced Miller on Monday to six months in the Cascade County Detention Center for the misdemeanor, with credit for 384 days of time served. On the felony, Miller received a one-year deferred sentence and was ordered to complete sex offender treatment in the community. The sentences run concurrently, the Tribune reports.

The one count of sexual abuse of children that Miller was sentenced for stemmed from a single photo of a 17-year-old who is now 19 and has been married to Miller for three months, the Tribune reports.

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