City-County Councilman Jeff Miller kicked out of GOP caucus Monday night

Miller is facing charges of child molesting
Posted at 11:15 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 23:15:59-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- City-County Republicans voted Monday night to kick Councilman Jeff Miller out of the GOP caucus.

Miller was charged on November 17 with three felony counts of child molesting.  The Marion County Prosecutor's Office began investigating after a 10-year-old girl came forward claiming that Miller had massaged her and made her uncomfortable on more than on occasion.

Monday's move by Republicans is an effort to distance themselves from Miller and his influence on council.

Council Minority Leader Michael McQuillen once again called for Miller to resign.

On Dec. 4, the city-county council voted to remove Miller from the three committeeshe had served on.

The following day Millersent an email to his constituents to explain why he is remaining in his council seat which read in part:

"I wanted to reach out to everyone with a few thoughts.  As has been reported by the news, I have entered a plea of not guilty in my case, but otherwise cannot discuss the details.  But I did want to address why I am remaining in my council seat.  When I ran for council in 2011, it was for one reason only…to give a voice to those who felt they didn’t have a voice.  As a former neighborhood president, I knew firsthand how it can be difficult to navigate city and county government.

Miller appeared in court on Dec. 4 where he pled not guilty. His pre-trial hearing is set for March 116, 2018.

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