Ohio band director accused of sexual battery

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio band director accused of inappropriate conduct with three students has been indicted on charges including sexual battery.

Licking County Prosecutor Kenneth Oswalt says the charges against 32-year-old Anthony Miller of Westerville reflect his conduct with three females. Oswalt said in a statement Thursday that the alleged conduct occurred while the females were students at Newark High School.

Miller is an assistant band director there and served as a band director at a middle school. Miller has been suspended without pay from the district.

Miller's attorney, Brad Koffel, says the indictment was expected and Miller is cooperating with authorities.

The indictment refers to conduct dating as far back as August 2010 and as recent as June 2013. Miller also is accused of disseminating inappropriate photographs.

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