Dover Twp. man faces prison for child sexual assault

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A Dover Township man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child more than 15 years ago and to corrupting the morals of a second child in a separate case.

Clyde M. Miller, 61, of the 5100 block of Harmony Grove Road, appeared in York County Court on Tuesday, Sept. 25, and pleaded guilty to one felony count in each case — aggravated indecent assault  and corruption of a minor, according to court records.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 21, when presiding Common Pleas Judge Gregory M. Snyder also will determine whether Miller should be deemed a sexually violent predator under the state's Megan's Law.

Clyde Miller

Miller must undergo a state sexual-offender evaluation to help the judge make a determination, according to court records.

Deputy prosecutor Taylor Katherman told The York Dispatch that Miller's negotiated plea agreement calls for him to be sentenced to 22 months to four years in state prison, plus a year of probation.

Defense attorney Dean Reynosa did not return a phone message seeking comment.

Miller's first victim came forward in April 2017, when he was 28 years old, telling Northern York County Regional Police that Miller molested him in the early 2000s.

Sleepovers: He told investigators that when he was young, he and neighbor boys raced go-karts, dirt bikes and ATVs for Miller, and would sometimes stay overnight at his home on weekends, documents state.

The man said Miller sexually assaulted him when he was 13 years old, police have said.

During the sleepovers, Miller gave boys marijuana and alcohol as well as pills that were prescribed for Miller's bedridden mother, court documents state. He also would let the boys look at pornographic magazines and movies, according to police.

One boy would sleep in the bed with Miller while the others would sleep on the floor, according to police.

The victim told police Miller would get "touchy-feely" with him and it made him feel uncomfortable, documents state.

Police say when Miller would have the victim drink and smoke, Miller would start making "inappropriate advances" toward him.

According to police, Miller also would give the victim pills, then perform oral sex on him.

Second victim: Miller pleaded guilty to corruption of minors for his conduct with a second boy in 2007 and 2008.

The teen, who was 14 or 15 years old at the time, told investigators that he was one of the youths who drove go-karts at Miller's home, police have said.

When the victim was 15, he spent the entire summer at Miller's home, where he slept in the same bed as Miller, police said. 

He and Miller also stayed in a cabin in Potter County a number of times.

It was there that, on several occasions, Miller masturbated while the teen was in bed with him, according to police.

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