Bail Unchanged for School Aide Accused of Sex Crimes


November 19, 2011

Authorities have charged Joseph Miller, 52, of Sullivan Way in Ewing, with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with alleged crimes against a 12-year-old boy. Miller was employed as a teacher’s aide at Lawrence Intermediate School.

Authorities have charged Joseph Miller, 52, of Sullivan Way in Ewing, with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with alleged crimes against a 12-year-old boy. Miller was employed as a teacher's aide at Lawrence Intermediate School.Superior Court Judge Thomas Brown on Friday (Nov. 18) refused to lower the $400,000 bail that had been set for a Lawrence Intermediate School teacher’s aide who was arrested in Ewing Township earlier this month on charges alleging he molested a 12-year-old boy in his home and the child’s home over the summer, according to a report published today by The Times of Trenton.

Authorities have charged Joseph Miller, 52, of Sullivan Way in Ewing, with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Following Miller’s arrest, Lawrence Township Public Schools Superintendent Crystal Lovell said Miller had been suspended with pay and ordered to have no access to schools, pending the outcome of the criminal charges against him.

“Although the district cannot comment on the details of Mr. Miller’s arrest, none of the alleged charges occurred during school hours, during school-sponsored events or on school property,” she said.

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