Father Miller returns to court Aug. 17

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The Pembroke Observer

Friday, August 17, 2012 11:48:05 EDT AM

By Tina Peplinskie, OBSERVER MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

The case of a priest from the Diocese of Pembroke will next appear in court Aug. 17.

Father Daniel Miller, 68, of Pembroke is facing 12 sex-related charges for incidents alleged to have occurred between 1969 and 1980 against six different victims. The charges include six each for gross indecency and indecent assault against a male.

Rev. Miller was arrested Feb. 29, 2012 and charged with three counts of each charge and on April 20 the Ontario Provincial Police laid six additional charges against the priest. According to the OPP, the second set of charges is in relation to victims from Arnprior, Deep River and Eganville.

The purpose of the Aug. 17 date is too allow the Crown and defence counsel Robert Carew to come to an agreement on an estimated four days needed for examination for discovery, part of the pre-trial process to look at possible evidence for both sides.

Rev. Miller was ordained in Renfrew on May 10, 1969. The earliest charge stems from an incident alleged to have occurred five days after his ordination. He served briefly in Eganville, with other positions in Arnprior, Deep River and Petawawa prior to 1999.

Tina Peplinskie is a Daily Observer multimedia journalist

Twitter: @TPeplinskieOBS

tina.peplinskie@sunmedia.ca

2 Responses to Father Miller returns to court Aug. 17

  1. Sylvia says:

    “The earliest charge stems from an incident alleged to have occurred five days after his ordination. “

    What can I say?  What of what can I say?

  2. Hi sylvia,

    I would first like to Thank you for your incredible updates and Energy to keep all of us Educated on the Abuses Out There which we are committed By Some One Of Greater Power Whom We Were Brought Up As To Trust!It was just a few days ago I passed a local priest whom I noticed was riding a newer vechicle since his trials and upon house arrest I beleive.So Let me get this right priests wreck childrens and young teens lives cause many of these people to later take there lives But in Return the very person who caused this terrible lose may be driving a new car and under house arrest and possibly under his parents House Arrest.There was not so long ago a american coach who I believe did the same sort of crime but was to do over a 70 and more years jail time.Now mind you he had more charges against him but it seems we are very Kind to Sex Offenders with in the religous orders.Wake Up Canada ,How long will it be before the catholic church is Bankrupt Over Sex Abuse.Is there such a thing as confessions within the catholic church any more because if so the parishioners would be hearing the priests confessions.Shame On Them. Shame On Us! Should one Believe in God In Ones Self and Family And the Bible And Stay Clear Of Church One Should Be Wary Of The Wolf Dressed As A Sheep!

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