Man accused of sexually abusing family member for seven years

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Sept. 12 – A Morgan County man admitted to having sexual contact with a female relative for seven years, beginning when she was 9 years old, and was charged with sexually assaulting a child last week, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office .

Brandon Lee Miller, 47, with addresses in Somerville and Falkville, was released from Morgan County jail Thursday in lieu of a $50,000 bail.

According to an affidavit filed in Morgan County District Court by investigator William Riley, on Sept. 2, Deputy Kel Roberts was responding to a sexual assault appeal in Lacey’s Spring, where the victim’s mother told the deputy sheriff she had just found out about the sexual abuse. . and that Miller “went away from home suicidal with a gun.”

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A relative found him “in a riverside park in Decatur,” where he apologized and asked her to leave him alone so he could “finish what he started doing,” the affidavit said.

Decatur police, with body cams on, then approached him and asked if he was okay. He replied that he had considered harming himself for touching the relative, and that although God and the victim had forgiven him, “he cannot forgive himself,” according to Riley’s affidavit.

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Miller was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Riley interviewed the victim, who said Miller began touching her inappropriately from 2014 and did so several times a day, three or four days a week, until February 2021, according to the affidavit.

The court ordered that he must be supervised by Morgan County Pretrial Supervision during his bail and that he must wear an anklet. His probationary period also depends on the fact that he has no contact or communication with the victim.

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