GREAT FALLS- William Edward Miller Jr. has been sentenced to 1 year deferred with unsupervised probation after a plea deal was reached earlier this year.
Miller Jr., plead guilty to one of the 64 counts of sexual abuse of children after detectives found several photos and disturbing web searches on his cell phone and laptop.
The plea deal dismissed all the other charges and allowed the judge to determine the sentencing. In this case, it was up to Judge Elizabeth Best. The deferred sentence, means as long as Miller doesn’t break the law over the next year, this charge will fall off his record.
Miller was arrested in February of 2019 for rape and was making phone calls from jail asking people to get someone to destroy his phone. Detective Price later received an anonymous call stating that the woman was trying to get a ride to Miller’s house in Neihart to take his phone and possibly his computer.