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W.Va. man charged with sex crimes

August 25, 1999|By BRYN MICKLE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man was charged with sexual assault Wednesday after a 14-year-old girl told police she was raped at a Race Street home in Martinsburg on Aug. 9, according to court records.

Donald Gene Miller, 27, of 321 W. Race St., was arraigned on two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree sexual abuse in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.

The girl told Martinsburg City Police she and another girl were picked up by a man at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and went with him to a convenience store on Winchester Avenue.

After buying 12 wine coolers and some cigarettes, the three went to the man's home, where they drank the wine coolers and watched a movie, according to court records.

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The girl told police the man took her into his bedroom and sexually assaulted her for 30 minutes, according to allegations in court records.

The girl then grabbed her clothes and she and her friend waited outside until the man came out and gave them a ride to the home of the father of one of the girls, according to court records.

Miller was being held on $30,000 bond in the Eastern Regional Jail.

Conviction on a second-degree sexual assault charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to court records.

Conviction on a first-degree sexual abuse charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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