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Case Number: 3:20-cr-00058
Judge: Katherine A. Crytzer
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (Knox County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Knoxville
Description: Knoxville, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with enticing minor to engage in sexual activity and transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity,
From July 2019 through January 2020, Everett Eugene Miller, Jr., age 56, of Sunbright, Tennessee. His minor niece was living with him and his wife. Miller was on the sex offender registry for sexual assaults against other children. Miller bought his niece a secret cell phone, and the two exchanged over 2900 messages. Miller told his minor niece he loved her and only wanted to be with her. Miller further told his niece he would divorce her aunt for her, and they would be married. From December 29, 2019, through January 2, 2020, Miller took his niece on a long-haul trucking run to New Mexico and during the trip raped her multiple times. On August 14, 2020, while incarcerated and awaiting trial, Miller was taken to a local hospital for a procedure where he attempted to escape.
U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III of the Eastern District of Tennessee made the announcement.
The criminal indictment was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Kolman represented the United States.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative
18 U.S.C. Section 2422(b) - Enticement of a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity
18 U.S.C. Section 2423(a) - Transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity
18 U.S.C. Section 2260A - Penalties for Registered Sex Offenders
18 U.S.C. Section 751(a) - Attempted Escape from Custody
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to a total term of impsrisonment of life + 120 months to be served consecutively (This sentence consists of a term of life as to Counts 1 and 2 of the Supersding Indictment and a term of 60 months as to Count 4 of the Superseding Indictment; such terms to be served concurently; and a term of 120 months as to Count 3 of the Superseding Indictment, to be served consecutively.); a term of supervised releaes of life (This term consists of life as to Counts 1 and 2 of Superseding Indictment and 3 years as to Counts 3 and 4 of the Superseding Indictment; to be served concurrently.); a special assessment fee of $400.00