Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Pine Grove Man Charged with Rape Also Faces Charges for Threatening Victim

A Pine Grove man who is facing charges for allegedly raping a teen is also facing charges for threatening the victim.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, on June 10th, 2022, Robert Miller, 41, of Pine Grove was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual Intercourse, and other sexual offenses in relation to a complaint received.

Troopers say the complaint alleged that Miller began sexually assaulting a 14 year old female beginning in 2019 in Washington Township.  The assault occurred multiple times between January 10th, 2019 and June 8th, 2022.

Miller was arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge Kilker late Friday and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $250,000 bail on the above charges.

Troopers say the additional charges stem from an incident on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 in Washington Township.  Police say Miller threatened the now 17 year old victim with a firearm in an attempt to prevent her from disclosing any information about the sexual assaults that occurred.

Miller's additional charges include aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, harassment, corruption of minors, and intimidating a witness/victim.

Miller was arraigned by before Magisterial District Judge Reiley who set bail at $75,000 for the June 9th incident..

Miller had been taken into custody and arraigned early Friday on the intimidation charges before posting bail through a bondsman and being released.  

He was then taken into custody later on Friday and arraigned on the rape charges.  He then posted bail on Monday, June 13th, 2022 through a bondsman and has since been released.

A preliminary hearings are scheduled for July 7th, 2022 for the intimidation charges and July 14th, 2022 for the rape charges before Magisterial District Judge David J. Rossi.

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