Jason Miller, of Hardwick, appeared in Superior Court in Newton on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2019, where he was sentenced to a three-year probationary term, that includes psychological examination, and no contact with the victim, after facing sexual assault charges. Judge Thomas J. Critchley referred to the charges as "grievously serious." The victim's father referred to the alleged assault as a "heinous act."
Reading from his son's impact statement, the victim's father stated his son is considering working in advocacy.
Miller, 42, left his 3-year-old child alone in a fast-food restaurant in Hampton, while he followed the 16-year-old into the bathroom area where he forced the teen to perform a sex act on him, police say. It was more than a year after the incident that Miller was arrested. Miller's attorney denies his client committed sexual assault, while Newton Police allege that Miller additionally confessed to numerous counts of inappropriate behavior, including turning off video and audio tape, and on multiple occasions exposing himself to drivers. Misconduct and disorderly persons charges were dropped, due to the plea deal. As part of the three-year probation agreement, Miller agreed to give up his job on the Newton police force, and agreed to avoid public safety jobs, and agreed to a psychological exam.