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Preliminary hearing delayed in Benton woman's molestation, sodomy case

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Kyla Miller
BENTON, Mo. -- A 22-year-old woman facing felony charges for statutory sodomy and child molestation had her preliminary hearing rescheduled Tuesday at a hearing in the Scott County judicial building.

Kyla R. Miller of Benton is charged with three counts of statutory sodomy and four counts of child molestation for allegedly inappropriately touching a boy younger than 12 and a 10-year-old girl earlier this year.

Associate Circuit Court Judge Scott Horman reset Miller's preliminary hearing for 1 p.m. June 23. Miller appeared at the hearing with her counsel, Patrick Davis.

According to court documents, the boy said Miller molested him more than 50 times. And in an interview with the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence, the boy claimed Miller told him not to tell anyone about the touching.

The girl told NASV Miller inappropriately touched her mostly when she walked by and that whenever it would happen she would slap Miller's hand away.

Miller is a prior offender in Scott County. In 2009, she was convicted of driving without a license and in Cape Girardeau County, was convicted of making a false report in 2007.

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I hope she faces the fate as a man would in this case. Im sure the defence will bring up something like "she had a rough life" and was sexually abused as to why she acted this way.

-- Posted by mogearjammer on Tue, Jun 1, 2010, at 5:53 PM

sick

-- Posted by Skeptic1 on Tue, Jun 1, 2010, at 8:32 PM

All that and a real looker!!!

-- Posted by mo_ky_fellow on Tue, Jun 1, 2010, at 9:06 PM

She needs to hold her breath for as long as possible.

-- Posted by lanternprime on Tue, Jun 1, 2010, at 11:04 PM

she had to learn it from someone!!! make you wonder about what her parents do or did.

-- Posted by Mom 01 on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 12:44 PM

OMG what is wrong with people have they gone mad or something. I just don't get how someone could or would find a young child attractive or even want to touch them in that way. It's just sick SICK I say!!!!! This world has plain and simply gone to hell.

-- Posted by Agnes on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 1:08 PM


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