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Former police officer and school administrator pleads guilty to sexual misconduct charges

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Grayson County, Kentucky, former police officer and school administrator has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to violating federal and state sex abuse laws.

According to a news release from United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., 45-year-old Stephen Miller, pleaded guilty to engaging in abusive sexual contact with three female students and third degree sodomy with a fourth female student. 

The incidents occurred at Bluegrass Challenge Academy between February and August 2013.

Miller previously worked as a police officer in Leitchfield, Kentucky, but resigned the position following complaints of inappropriate conduct toward two women. 

Miller then began working at Bluegrass Challenge Academy, a residential, educational program run by the Kentucky National Guard, located on Fort Knox Military Base, where he had supervisory authority over the Academy students.

Miller faces a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison, a fine of up to $1 million and at least five years of supervised release. 

John Smith, who was the director of Bluegrass Challenge Academy during the time, has been indicted for failure to report child abuse. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison, a fine of up to $100,000, and up to one year of supervised release.

The FBI with assistance from the Army Criminal Investigation Division conducted the investigation.

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