N. Powder couple pleads not guilty to sex crime charges

By Jayson Jacoby / The Baker City Herald

LA GRANDE - Joe and Faith Miller, the North Powder couple accused of sex crimes, both pleaded not guilty to all charges against them Monday afternoon in Union County Circuit Court.

Joe Miller, 69, and his wife Faith Miller, 55, pleaded not guilty to all total of 32 counts of alleged sex charges.

The total includes charges of first-degree rape, 2 counts; first-degree sodomy 2 counts; unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, 1 count; first-degree sex abuse, 4 counts; second-degree sex abuse, 4 counts; third-degree sex abuse, 4 counts; sexual misconduct, 4 counts; contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, 4 counts and first-degree criminal mistreatment, 2 counts.

The Millers were arrested April 25 by the Union County Sheriff's Office following an April 23 joint secret indictment warrant, according to court documents. The crimes allegedly took place between June 2011 and July 2013.

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