GREENUP An Argillite man accused of raping a minor over a four-year period is among the six people a Greenup County Grand Jury indicted last week.
Mark Edwin Miller, 51, is accused in a 14-count indictment of raping a minor between January 2015 and December 2019 in Greenup County. The indictment, issued Feb. 13, states the victim was 12 when the abuse started and 15 when it ended.
Miller has been charged with first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, four counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. First-degree rape is a class B felony, carrying with it a penalty of between 10 and 20 years in prison, while second-degree rape carries with it between 5-10 years prison as a class C felony. The rest of the charges are class D felonies, carrying with them between one and five years in prison.
If convicted on any of the charges, Miller would have to register as a sex offender.
A court date has not been entered in online dockets.
An indictment is merely an accusation levied a by a grand jury, a group of citizens called to determine probable cause. An indictment typically takes a felony case out of district court and puts it in circuit court, where it can be tried. The grand jury may also directly indictment an accused person, which means there has been no prior arrest and district court case in the matter.
Any person indicted by the grand jury should be presumed innocent unless proven guilty by jury trial or a change of plea. The following people were also named in the indictments:
• Travis E. Everman, 32, of South Shore, was indicted on one count of third-degree burglary, one count of third-degree criminal mischief, one count of theft under $500 and one count of second-degree persistent felony offender.
• Jessica D. Miller, 35, of South Shore, was indicted on one count of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree possession of methamphetamine.
• Lloyd B. Carroll, 56, of Flatwoods, was indicted on a sole count of third-degree trafficking in a control substance.
• James H. Fulton, 37, of South Shore, was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property in excess of $500 in value and one count of first-degree criminal mischief.
• Connie L. Moore, 58, of Wurtland, was indicted on a sole count of first-degree possession of methamphetamine.
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