By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested Gary Richard Miller, 26, of Seymour on Jan. 17 for one count of third degree sexual abuse and one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee.
According to the Seymour Community School District web site, Miller is listed in the school's 2011-2012 directory as support staff, independent aide.
The sheriff's press release says the arrest and alleged charges are a result of "an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old female." Iowa courts online lists the alleged offense date as Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.
Third degree sexual abuse is a class C felony and sexual exploitation by a school employee is a class D felony.
Miller appeared before a magistrate and was released Jan. 18 with a $10,000 bond.
Miller has a preliminary hearing at the Wayne County Courthouse scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m.
A no contact order against Miller was issued to protect the minor.