Plantation Middle School Aftercare Worker Sentenced to More than Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Enticement of a Minor
On September 18, 2017, Roosevelt Miller, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, was sentenced to a total of 121 months in federal prison by United States District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas, after having previously pled guilty to attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, in violation of, Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b).
Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, and W. Howard Harrison, Chief, Plantation Police Department, made the announcement.
According to court documents, in early 2017, numerous children ranging in age from 13 to 14 years old, who attend Plantation Middle School, alerted authorities that Miller had inappropriate sexual communications with them using various mobile telephone applications. Specifically, Miller used various social media platforms, including Instagram and text messaging, to send seven minors messages asking them to perform sexual acts on the defendant. Most of these minor victims were enrolled in an aftercare program at Plantation Middle School, where Miller was employed as a counselor.
Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the FBI and the Plantation Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jodi L. Anton.