Man Convicted of Attempted Child Rape Sentenced Up to 20 Years in State Prison

| September 15, 2020

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A man convicted of the attempted rape of a 10-year-old boy in Oil City was sentenced on Friday to up to 20 years in state prison.

According to court documents, Judge Robert L. Boyer sentenced 23-year-old Andrew Anthony G. Miller, of Sharon, to a minimum of four years up to a maximum of 20 years confinement in state prison on Friday, September 11.

Miller was sentenced to a minimum of four years up to a maximum of 20 years confinement on one first degree felony count of criminal attempted rape of a child and a minimum of four years up to a maximum of 20 years confinement on one first degree felony count of criminal attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, with the sentences to run concurrently.

A jury found Miller guilty of the above charges on February 13, 2020.

He was found not guilty of one additional count of first-degree felony criminal attempt – rape of a child and one additional count of first-degree felony criminal attempt – involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.

The charges stem from a report of an attempted sexual assault of a child in Oil City more than two years ago.

Details of the case:

On December 29, 2017, Patrolman Culp interviewed a juvenile victim, who was 10 years old at the time. It was reported that between August 17, 2012, and November 10, 2012, Andrew Anthony G. Miller, who was 17 at that time, reportedly attempted to rape and sexually assault the victim on three separate occasions at an Oil City residence, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, during each incident, the victim reportedly escaped the sexual assault by fighting off Miller and/or fleeing and hiding.

On April 15, 2018, Patrolman Culp conducted an interview with Miller at the Oil City Police Department.

According to the complaint, Miller reportedly admitted to having some sexual contact with the victim and stated that in his mind, the acts were “of a consensual nature” and that they had both agreed to “keep it a secret.”

When asked about his specific recollection of the acts and events, Miller said that “he could not recall and stated that he suffered a medical incident in 2016 which has left him with memory loss of events prior to that time,” the complaint indicates.

EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes.

EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.


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