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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Former Bath Man Sentenced to more than 27 Years in Prison On Federal Child Sex Abuse Charge

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that David Miller, 54, of Flushing, Michigan (formerly Bath, Maine) was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 327 months months in prison and five years of supervised release for transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual abuse. Miller pleaded guilty to the charge on June 1, 2017.


Court records reveal that during the summer of 1995, Miller, then age 33, was working as a long haul truck driver for a company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. In June and July of that year, Miller took his adopted thirteen-year-old daughter with him on two trips through several states, including Maine and Nebraska.  Miller sexually assaulted his daughter multiple times in his truck and at a motel in Nebraska.  The FBI in Maine began investigating the case in 2015 when Miller’s daughter came forward to report the 1995 abuse.  She was prompted to make the report when she saw a Facebook photograph which showed a five-year-old girl sitting on Miller’s lap. In October 2016, Miller was interviewed by FBI agents in Flint, Michigan and he admitted that he had sexually abused his daughter during the 1995 cross-country trips.


The investigation was conducted by the Bath Police Department, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Portland ME, Boston MA and Detroit MI.

Project Safe Childhood
Darcie N. McElwee Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated October 19, 2017