NewsPublic Affairs / December 13, 2017

Embattled Councilman Detained At Neighborhood Meeting

Embattled Councilman Detained At Neighborhood Meeting

Jeff Miller is a Republican who represents District 16 on the City-County Council.

Courtesy of Jeff Miller for Council

City-County Councilman Jeff Miller was detained by police Tuesday night for violating a no-contact order related to his criminal case.

Miller, who faces child molestation charges, attended a Fletcher Place neighborhood meeting where a potential witness was also in the audience. IMPD officers gave Miller a verbal reminder of the no-contact order and allowed him to leave.  

Last month, Miller was charged with three felony counts of child molestation following accusations from two 10-year-old girls. A judge ordered Miller to avoid all contact with specific people who might be witnesses in his case.

Miller remains on the City-County Council despite calls for his resignation. Last week he was removed from three council committees, but he can’t be forced off the council unless he is convicted.

Court documents show Miller admitted to giving massages to the girls, but he denies any sexual intent. The judge entered a preliminary not guilty plea for Miller and set his trial for March 2018.

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