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Indy City-County Councilor Jeff Miller objects to change of venue in child molesting case

Posted at 10:21 AM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 22:51:50-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Embattled Indianapolis City-County Councilor Jeff Miller filed a motion Friday objecting to have his criminal case moved out of Marion County,

Miller was charged on Nov. 17 with three counts of child molesting in Marion County. The case was subsequently moved to Hendricks County after Judge Mark D. Stoner recused himself.

Miller then filed a motion asking for a special prosecutor to be appointed in the case. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has asked Hendricks County Judge Mark A. Smith to reject that request.

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On Friday, Miller’s attorneys filed a notice of non-consent to having the case moved to Hendricks County. The notice does not specify why Miller objects to the move.

Miller has faced repeated calls from Marion County Republicans to step down from his seat on the council. On Dec. 18, Miller was kicked out of the GOP caucus. Previously the council had stripped all of his committee assignments from him.

Miller was warned last month that his continued presence at neighborhood meetings may put him at risk of arrest for violating no-contact orders. Judge Smith ruled that those orders do not prevent him from serving in his role on the council.

Miller’s next court appearance is a pretrial conference scheduled for March 16.

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