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Man Sentenced to Life for Sex Assault on Infant

Church alerts CPS, police to man's confession



    Man Sentenced to Life for Sex Assault on Infant
    Christopher Miller

    A Tarrant County man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for performing deviant sex acts on his infant daughter.

    In a news release Thursday, Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon Jr., said 40-year-old Christopher Miller will spend the rest of his life behind bars, with no possibility of parole, for the assaults.

    According to the DA, Miller confessed to his wife what he’d been doing after she noticed the infant’s diaper wasn't properly attached.

    "The couple agreed to work out a safety plan that prohibited Miller from changing or bathing the baby. After four weeks, however, Miller chose to tell his church what he had been doing," the DA said.

    According to prosecutors, the church had been working with Miller to control his sexual impulses and addiction to pornography. After he made his confession, the church reached out to Child Protective Services who ultimately notified the police.

    During the trial, Assistant District Attorney Kim D'Avignon outlined at least three instances of assault, some that included photos, that are too graphic to be repeated here. (WarningGraphic DescriptionClick here to read the public document released by the Tarrant County DA’s office.) The accounts were enough for a jury to convict Miller and sentence him to life behind bars without parole.

    During the punishment phase of the trial, jurors also learned he performed sex acts on his then-infant son and they also heard from a 24-year-old woman that claimed Miller fondled her at a Pennsylvania church camp when she was 8.  Miller would have been about 24-years-old at the time.

    Miller's case marks the second time in three weeks that a jury has convicted a Tarrant County man of aggravated sexual assault of a child for performing sex acts on an infant. On Sept. 20, jurors sentenced David Rucker Jr., 32, to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for assaulting a child his wife was babysitting.

    “The idea that someone would prey upon infants is so horrific that to have two separate cases come to light in such a short time is unfathomable,” said D’Avignon. “The juries that heard these cases, and the dedicated detectives who worked them, are forever changed by the evil they became witness to. We are so grateful that justice has been served and these predators are away from children.”