WARREN - An Amish man from West Farmington who was named last week in an 11-count indictment claiming the sexual assault of five young girls was indicted on six additional counts Thursday that include two more girls.
Daniel Miller, 46, who remains in Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond, is scheduled to be arraigned on three more counts of rape and three more counts of gross sexual imposition.
Assistant county prosecutor Gabe Wildman said the additional victims - now aged 17 and 21 - came forward since seeing reports in the media last week.
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Daniel Miller, 46, remains in Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.
Wildman said the victims were aged 5 and 8 at the time they say Miller attacked them.
One of the victims alleges she was raped twice and molested twice by Miller, and another victim has reported one rape and one act of gross sexual imposition that occurred between 2000 and 2002. Miller will be arraigned on the additional counts Monday before Judge Peter Kontos.
The three additional counts of rape carry potential life sentences.
Miller, 6618 state Route 534, was arrested in January on the original secret indictments by Pennsylvania State Police while he was staying at Whispering Hope Inc., a counseling program that operates in Newville, Pa., for Amish and Mennonite men to undergo marriage counseling and for other mental health issues. He waived extradition and was returned to Trumbull County.
The previous indictments charge Miller with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in March 2009 and the rape of a 12-year-old girl last July. Both charges allege force or threat of force. The force and the fact that the victims were younger than 13 at the time qualify the charges as potential life sentences.
Miller also faces eight counts of gross sexual imposition from between March 2009 and last July to the two victims in the rape allegations along with three other girls who were between the ages of 11 to 13 at the time the sexual contact occurred - mostly at Miller's home, according to Wildman. At least three of the girls are reportedly family members, but all the victims, including the two recent victims, were known to Miller, according to Wildman.
He also faces a second-degree felony charge of sexual battery for sexual conduct with one of the rape victims last July, according to the indictments.
Wildman said the charges came to light when victims were interviewed for an unrelated but overlapping investigation by Children Services. More than one of the victims also had disclosed certain allegations to family members.
By that time, Wildman said Miller had been taken by members of the local Amish community to the counseling or treatment center in Cumberland County, Pa., where he was eventually arrested.
''I think it can be tricky when you are dealing with the Amish or any other community that is reluctant to report these things. Obviously, there is mandatory reporting requirements under Ohio law and we would encourage anyone who is a mandatory reporter to report these crimes, especially child abuse when they are aware of that,'' Wildman said.