Update: Teacher Accused of Having Sexual Encounters with Student Waives Hearing

By  | 

A former Johnson County Central Spanish teacher accuse of having sex with a student waived her preliminary hearing.

Carrie Miller's case was bound over to Johnson County District Court Wednesday.

Miller turned herself into authorities and was arrested for sexual assault and enticement through electronic devices of a 15-year-old male.

According to court documents filed Wednesday, Miller is accused of having sexual contact with the student approximately 50-60 times in the fall of 2012.

The probable cause affidavit says the two routinely exchanged text messages, graphic photographs and inappropriate conversations.
Several of the alleged sexual encounters took place in Nemaha County at an abandoned farmstead and were often arranged by cell phones. Because of this, Miller faces more charges in Nemaha County.

Miller's next court date is set for June 30.

According to the Johnson County Attorney, the possible assault happened in the fall of 2012, but was only recently brought to light as of Jan. 27, 2014.

Rick Smith, the deputy Johnson County attorney, said accusations of this nature rarely happen in the county.

"This is the first time I've heard of it in my 32 years," Smith said.

The Johnson County Central Superintendent refused to comment, saying the school is dealing with a "personnel" issue and had nothing further to say.

Miller was married to a Lincoln man at the time of the alleged sexual assault. She was married in September 2011 and the couple filed for divorce in February 2013.

Smith said it's fairly common for accusations like this to come to light long after they may have happened.

"Sometimes," Smith said, "people are embarrassed by it, just don't want to get in trouble or get someone else in trouble. There are any number of reasons that they don't get reported right away to law enforcement. But, really, from 2012 to early 2014 is a pretty short window, compared to some that we see."