Former Centreville teacher trial postponed

A jury trial on criminal-sexual-conduct charges against a former Centreville Public Schools teacher has been postponed again, this time due to the death of a family member of a case investigator.
Jury selection had been scheduled to begin earlier this month in the case of Terry Miller, 47, a former Centreville junior high and high school teacher initially charged in August 2015 with nine counts of second- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for alleged incidents dating to 2006.
The charges stem from allegations by three Centreville High School female students who claim Miller had invaded their personal space, embraced them in hugs that resulted in touches near their inner thighs and/or buttocks, and kissed them on the cheek.
In nearly every instance, the students allege the contact occurred in classrooms, generally when other students were present.
Court officials say no date has been set yet, but a slot for a predicted two-week trial likely will not be available until early 2017.
The prosecution’s witness list includes police investigators, the alleged victims and their parents. The defense has said it plans to call a number of current and former Centreville students, staff members, parents and community members.

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