Academy worker faces federal sex charges

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FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A worker at a residential, educational program run by the Kentucky National Guard has been accused of violating federal laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse.

Media cited a statement from U.S. Attorney David J. Hale in reporting that 44-year-old Stephen Miller is charged with engaging in sexual contact with three students at Bluegrass Challenge Academy at Fort Knox. The charges include one count of aggravated sexual abuse. He also faces a charge of threatening or intimidating a witness.

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According to the federal prosecutor, the incidents happened in 2013 while he was serving in a supervisory role over students.

In addition to Miller, a grand jury charged six academy officials failing to report the incident.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Miller has an attorney.

 

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