Former police officer, school administrator sentenced for sex abuse

Former police officer, school administrator sentenced for sex abuse

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - A former police officer and school administrator in Grayson County, Kentucky was sentenced to prison on sex abuse charges.

Stephen E. Miller, 45, was sentenced for violating federal and state sex abuse laws. He was sentenced to four years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Miller pleaded guilty to four counts in a superseding information, on July 30, 2015.

He pleaded guilty to engaging in abusive sexual contact with three female students and third degree sodomy with a fourth female student. The incidents happened at Bluegrass Challenge Academy between February and August 2013.

Miller is in the custody of the U.S. Marshall Service.

He previously worked as a police officer in Leitchfield, Ky. He resigned the position after complaints of inappropriate conduct toward two women. Miller then began working at Bluegrass Challenge Academy, a residential, educational program run by the Kentucky National Guard. It is located on Fort Knox Military Base.

Miller had supervisory authority over the Academy students.

John Smith, who was the director of the Academy during the time, has been indicted for failure to report child abuse. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison, a fine of up to $100,000 and up to one year of supervised release.

Assistant United States Attorneys Amanda E. Gregory and Stephanie M. Zimdahl are prosecuting the case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Army Criminal Investigation Division conducted the investigation.

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