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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Miller gets additional charges
Ongoing casework by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in additional charges against a former New Market police officer, who is a Newport resident. Earlier this year, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Agents, along with investigators with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 4th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office, and the Knoxville Police Department, began investigating Joseph Ray Miller, 43, Cocke Estates. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that indicated Miller attempted to arrange a sexual encounter with a female under the age of 13. On May 3rd, Miller was arrested and charged with one count of Solicitation of a Minor. He was subsequently terminated from his position with the New Market Police Department. Now agents have developed information that Miller attempted to solicit an underage girl for sex on more than one occasion. As a result, last month, the Jefferson County Grand jury returned indictments charging Miller with two counts of Solicitation of a Minor, Attempt to Commit Rape of a Child, Solicitation of Child Rape, and Official Misconduct. He surrendered and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on Monday.

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