Miller Pleads Guilty, Former Priest to Be Sentenced in July
By Olivia L. Lawrence
May 2, 2013
A former St. Paul Church priest, Michael Miller. plead guilty today to possession of child pornography, publishing an obscenity and three counts of risk of injury to a minor during a court appearance at New Britain Superior Court. He will no longer function as a priest, according to church officials.
Miller was first arrested on July 12, 2011. When he appeared in court later that month he plead not guilty to all charges which included inappropriate contact with more than one minor. The Archdiocese of Hartford said since that time he has received medical treatment and therapy.
A statement from the archdiocese said, “Two years ago, when the Berlin Police Department contacted the Archdiocese of Hartford and Miller’s order, the Franciscan Friars Conventual, about the charges, Miller was immediately suspended from performing any priestly duties. Now that Miller has pled guilty, he will never function as a priest again.”
Miller, 43, will be sentenced in July and may face up to five years in prison.