Police say Pittston man sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female


First Posted: 4/4/2013

A Pittston man was arrested last week on charges he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl.

Charles Miller, 58, of George Street, was charged with two counts of indecent assault.

Miller was arraigned before Senior Magisterial District Judge Andrew Barilla Jr. and released on $100,000 unsecured bail.

According to Pittston Police Det. Sgt. Neil P. Murphy:

The victim, a 16-year-old girl, and her mother told police the girl was having problems at home and had been staying with a friend.

On March 29, the friend’s father, identified as Charles Miller, approached the victim after she came out of the shower and told her he needed to talk to her. The victim was covered in a towel.

After she put on clothes, she met Miller in his bedroom when he grabbed her right arm and escorted her to the bed. The girl felt uncomfortable and went under the covers.

Miller went to the girl’s side of the bed, fondled her, undressed her and sexually assaulted her, police said. The girl said she was afraid to scream because “he looked kind of scary during it.” According to the report, Miller told her she couldn’t talk to anyone about what happened because it would be “dangerous to do so.”

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. on April 10.

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