Richland man allegedly raped girl several times a week for three years
RICHLAND, Wash. — A Richland man is accused of raping a young girl three to six days a week for several years, according to court documents.
The girl told police Nicholas Miller, 39, started abusing her when she was in the 3rd grade and continued until she was in the 6th grade. She said the crimes occurred at various locations in Richland.
Officers were notified of the allegations on Feb. 17, when the girl told a relative about the alleged abuse. The girl said Miller would have her sit on his lap and would pull down her pants to assault her.
Miller raped the girl “3-6 days a week between 3rd and 6th grade,” documents said.
On Thursday, police arrested Miller and interviewed him. The suspect denied raping the girl during the interview.
Miller agreed to take a polygraph test and the results showed he was being deceptive when asked about the allegations, documents said.
Records show Miller was charged in Missouri multiple sex offenses, including forcible rape and statutory rape. He was charged as a juvenile in Minnesota with criminal sex conduct with a victim under 13
Miller was booked at the Benton County Jail on an investigative hold for first-degree rape of a child. Prosecutors have 72 hours to charge him with a crime before he’s released.
His bail has been set at $200,000.