Newark Assistant Band Director Indicted On 13 Counts For Sexual Involvement With Students


UPDATED: Thursday March 6, 2014 5:28 PM

An assistant band director with Newark City schools has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

Anthony Miller, 32, of Westerville faces 13 counts.

Investigators say Miller had inappropriate conduct with three female victims. One of the victims is still a minor, but the other two are adults.

All of the students were at Newark High School at the time of the alleged sexual involvement. Police say that none of the allegations against Miller involve him using force on the students.

Police say Miller was indicted on one count of Endangering Children, 5 counts of Sexual Battery, one count of Attempted Sexual Battery, 2 counts of Disseminating Matter Harmful to a Juvenile, one count of Contributing to the Delinquency or Unruliness of a Minor, and 3 counts of Sexual Imposition.

Miller could face more than 36 years in prison if convicted of the charges against him.

Police also say this is an onging investigation and more charges are possible.

The school system released the following statement:

"Newark City Schools' thoughts are with the students and families impacted by Anthony Miller's actions, and we will do whatever we can to assist them. Throughout the investigation, we have cooperated with Newark Police in every way, and will continue cooperating with them. This is a police investigation, and is now a court case. Miller has been suspended from the district indefinitely without pay while the investigation continues. We will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.
 
As a district, we work to make each of our schools a safe place for students. We educate them about bullying and cyber safety throughout the year. We are discussing ways to expand the student education in those areas, and want to make sure students know they need to come to us when any adult says or does something that makes them feel uncomfortable."

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