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Benton County attorney Phillip Miller charged with three intercourse crimes

The top prosecutor in Benton County has been accused of sexually assaulting a child under 16. 

Benton County Attorney Phillip Kent Miller, 60, faces three charges for alleged criminal sexual conduct beginning in March 2020, according to court documents. 

Miller, a Rice resident, has been charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 16 and two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between the ages of 13 and 15, according to public court records. 

Miller was not available to speak with the St. Cloud Times Tuesday morning because he was scheduled to appear in court. 

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St. Cloud police learned of the allegations in January, according to the statement of probable cause. 

Miller denied touching the victim in a sexual manner, according to the statement of probable cause. 

Members of the victim’s household reported changes in the victim’s behavior and a similar version of the allegations which had been previously described by the victim, according to the same document.

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