OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 4, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A former Weber County jail deputy has learned his sentence after his conviction for custodial sexual relations.
Jeremy Clark Miller was initially charged with five counts of the third-degree felony, but in July pleaded no contest in exchange for all but one count being dismissed without prejudice.
Miller, 41, was arrested in January and booked into the Box Elder County Jail (to avoid a conflict of interest with his former employer).
“For approximately four months between August and November, Corporal Jeremy Miller was in charge of supervising female state inmates at the Kiesel Correctional Facility for the Weber County Sheriff’s Office,” his probable cause statement says.
“During a separate internal investigation the Weber County Sheriff’s Office discovered information that there was a deputy that was having sexual relations with inmates at the facility.”
The WCSO contacted the Weber County Prosecutors Office to conduct an independent investigation, the statement says.
“During that investigation two female inmates stated that they had sexual intercourse with Corporal Jeremy Miller while in the jail. One inmate said that she had intercourse over 10 times while in the facility, the other inmate said she had sexual intercourse one time in the facility. Both claim the sexual conduct was consensual.”
Miller admitted to having consensual sex with inmates, the statement says, but lied about providing an inmate with his cell phone number “so she could call him after she was released so they could have a romantic relationship.”
Miller was placed on administrative leave on Dec. 10 of last year.
On Wednesday, Miller learned his full sentence. With credit for time served, he will serve up to 60 days, all but a week of it to be on work release.
Following his 60-day sentence, Miller will be on probation for 48 months.
Miller will serve the first week of his term in the Davis County Jail, where he has already been booked.