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West Farmington man sentenced for crimes against young girls

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WARREN, Ohio - A Trumbull County Amish man could spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting and raping young girls.

Daniel Miller, of West Farmington, entered a guilty plea to his 17 count indictment including charges of rape, sexual assault and gross sexual imposition.

Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos immediately handed down Miller's sentence of 20 years to life behind bars Monday afternoon.

The crimes against the young victims date back to more than a decade. Three of the seven victims that came forward to share their stories with the prosecutor were Miller's children.

Prosecutor Gabriel Wildman says Trumbull County Children Services initially learned of the incidents while following up on an unrelated matter in the Amish community.

"One of the victims made a disclosure, one of the last questions they always ask is 'has anyone else done this to you or something like this' and one of the little girls made a disclosure concerning Mr. Miller," Wildman says.

Wildman shared a letter today written to the court on behalf of one of the victims, words too painful for them to share on their own. The victim disclosed that the Miller family often babysat her as a young child and that's when incidents took place.

The victim wrote "Dan Miller is a sick person with problems I will never understand, or never want to for that matter. My mom sent me there to be babysat, not to be scared for the rest of my life."

Wildman tells 21 News he believes there could be more victims at the hands of Miller.

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