Casper man on probation for child pornography charged with first-degree sexual assault

March 18, 2017

CASPER — A Casper man on probation for possessing child pornography was charged Friday with first-degree sexual assault.

Robert Miller, 21, was charged with the felony after a woman he was in a relationship with reported that he had forced her to have sex multiple times during a camping trip in May of 2016, according to court documents.

In an unrelated case, Miller previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to five years of probation in June 2016.

The woman told investigators with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday that Miller raped her twice while she was camping with her family near Pathfinder Reservoir, the documents show.

The woman told investigators she had known Miller since 2015 and that the two had consensual sex on multiple occasions. During the trip, she and Miller stayed in the same tent.

On two consecutive nights, Miller forced the woman to have sex, the documents state. The woman said she repeatedly told Miller “no” and “stop.”

The woman told investigators Miller started stalking her after she stopped seeing him in February. She said a Converse County sheriff’s deputy was currently investigating the stalking allegations.

During an interview with an investigator Thursday, Miller initially denied raping the woman. Miller then agreed to a polygraph exam.

Miller failed the portion of the exam when the interviewer asked if Miller had forced the woman to have sex. In a second interview with the investigator, Miller said that the woman had told him to stop while he was having sex with her on both nights.

During his initial appearance Friday in Natrona County Circuit Court, Miller said he worked at Plains Tires. Judge Brian Christensen set his bond at $50,000.

The additional criminal charge could constitute a violation of his probation. Miller could now face up to three years in prison on the child pornography charge.

Miller was charged with possession of child pornography in August 2015 after Casper police found that he was downloading the videos and photos from the internet. Miller told police that he had downloaded about 100 videos of child pornography.

If convicted of the sexual assault charge, Miller could face up to 50 years in prison.