Additional charges have been filed against a Sedalia man accused of statutory sodomy.
According to online court documents, Joshua Lee Miller, 32, has been charged with a total of four counts of statutory sodomy. He was initially charged Thursday morning with one count of statutory sodomy involving a person under age 14. Three additional charges were added Tuesday — three counts of statutory sodomy involving a person under age 12.
Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Phillip Sawyer told the Democrat last week he was only able to initially file one charge due to time constraints with other court obligations.
Miller has been accused of sexually abusing three female juveniles ages 13, 10 and 9.
According to court documents, all three children described similar incidents involving Miller during their interviews with Child Safe of Central Missouri Inc. Each girl offered information about various occasions over the last two years when Miller would ask them individually to “cuddle” with him, during which he would touch the girl inappropriately. All three girls said Miller touched them both on top of and under their clothing at various times, court documents state.
Miller was arrested April 12 by Sedalia Police Department detectives.
He has been issued a $250,000 bond, cash only, and remains at the Pettis County Jail. An arraignment took place Monday where Miller appeared via video. A hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 25 at the Pettis County Courthouse for attorney status. Online court documents do not list an attorney for Miller.