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Man Sentenced to Post Sex Offender Sign in Yard

October 18, 2009

The-daily-record.com (Ohio) : Holmesville man designated sex offender, must place sign in his yard.

Millersburg — A Holmesville man described by a judge as “a sex offender with some serious psychological issues” will be required to display a sign at his residence.

Thomas A. Miller, 28, xxxx Township Road , was sentenced on one count of gross sexual imposition Thursday by Holmes County Common Pleas Judge Thomas D. White to 120 days in jail, mandatory sex offender counseling and five years probation. Through the term of his probation, Miller will be required to post a sign at his residence that identifies him as a sex offender.

The charge against Miller stems from a Feb. 17 incident, when, according to court records, he invited a woman to his home on a business call to discuss insurance. While he and the woman were speaking, Miller grabbed and stroked her foot. When she began to resist, Miller picked her up and started to carry her to a bedroom.
Miller said to adult probation authorities conducting a presentence investigation that while he was carrying the woman, he realized he was in a position to rape her. He said he then put her down.

Andrew Hyde, Miller’s attorney, described Miller’s actions as those of a socially inept and lonely man.
“(There is) a lack of intimacy in his life,” Hyde said. “He doesn’t know how to act around women. He’s getting older, he’s getting lonelier.” Miller acted the way he did because he believed “he was enticing her,” Hyde said.
White ordered Miller to pay a $1,000 fine. The gross sexual imposition carries a mandatory classification for Miller as a tier 1 sex offender.

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