Census Worker Charged With Raping Disabled Woman
Daniel Miller Faces Rape, Burglary Charges
By Erin Haynes/WLKY
POSTED: 2:23 pm EDT May 10, 2010
UPDATED: 8:35 am EDT May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind. --
A man employed by the Census Bureau has been charged with raping a disabled woman.
Investigators said a woman called Salem police at 4:30 a.m. Saturday and said a man entered her home and sexually assaulted her 21-year-old disabled daughter.
By the time police arrived at the home on State Road 60, the man had left.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department arrested Daniel Miller, 39, on Saturday morning. He was taken to the Washington County Detention Center and held without bond until his court appearance Monday.
According to court records, Miller started working for the U.S. Census two weeks ago. In his capacity as a census worker, Miller allegedly had contacted the victim's family and one neighbor during the week before the incident.
Police said Miller left his clothing, including his wallet with driver's license, on the bedroom floor of the victim's bedroom.
Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, police served a search warrant on Miller's apartment, where they found him nude, asleep in bed.
Miller told police he remembered leaving the Pop-a-Top Tavern in Pekin, but nothing else until he was awakened by police.
Miller was unable to locate the jeans, T-shirt and shoes he wore to the tavern, and unable to find his wallet.
Police said a pair of panties matching the brand the victim wears were found in Miller's GEO Tracker between the passenger seat and passenger door.
Miller was arraigned Monday and is being held on a $150,000 full-cash bond.