A 48-year-old Tahquamenon teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a student. Carrie Miller faces two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The alleged offenses may have occurred at school.
Third-degree criminal sexual conduct includes sexual contact with someone between the ages of 13 and 16 or between 16 and 18 if there is a teacher-student relationship.
Miller’s next court date is June 25. The charges are serious, with maximum penalties including up to 15 years in prison.
The man in this Elk Rapids case didn’t face third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges despite being a volunteer assistant football coach at a school. Presumably, he escaped the serious felony charges because the law requires the offender to use their employee or volunteer status to gain access to the child, and that appears to have been what was lacking there.