An indictment will likely take place next week of
Anthony J. Miller, an employee of Newark City Schools. Miller is facing allegations of inappropriate
sexual conduct with his students.
Attorney Brad Koffel and
Attorney Fran Tosi Ward will represent Miller.
Miller has been working with the Newark City Schools for approximately
five years and was employed as assistant band director. The
Licking County Prosecutor has not yet issued the indictment because law enforcement is
still investigating to determine the exact number of victims as well as
what precisely the alleged misconduct is.
The Assistant Licking County Prosecutor said that she expects a grand jury
to hear the case sometime next week, after which point Miller may be indicted
on additional charges.
Currently, Miller faces one count of
sexual battery. In Ohio, this is a third degree felony per §2907.03 of the Ohio
Revised Code. Specifically, subsection 7 of this statute states that sexual
conduct is illegal if:
“(7) The offender is a teacher, administrator, coach, or other person
in authority employed by or serving in a school… the other person
is enrolled in or attends that school, and the offender is not enrolled
in and does not attend that school.”
These charges are based on alleged sexual conduct with one of his students
for a period of approximately 19 months.