Forgive me for making light of the name, there is certainly nothing funny in what these two youth workers allegedly did, but I have never heard that name before, so to find two very similar cases in that county at the same time just strikes me as odd. If someone knows where the name came from, please enlighten me.
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Virginia — A Spotsylvania Girl Scout leader arrested for allegedly taking indecent liberties with a child and also on numerous child porn charges in Spotsylvania County is now out of jail.
Investigators said that Chad Miller, age 47, worked with his wife to lead a Girl Scout troop.
Miller was recently indicted by a grand jury and now he’s charged with 30 felony counts of possessing child pornography and one count of taking indecent liberties with a child under eighteen while under his supervision.
Deputies said the investigation began after Miller allegedly sent a 14-year-old Girl Scout a link to a pornographic website. Investigators said Miller, a family friend of that victim, is also a person of interest in a similar investigation in Fairfax.
“She knew the actions of Miller were inappropriate and she was uncomfortable,” said Capt. Jeffrey Pearce. “She did stand up and brought it to her parents.”
He explained that the sheriff’s office got a call back in December from the alleged victim’s parents.
A search warrant was executed at his Wellington Street home, and detectives took cell phones and computers.
“We discovered computer generated photos, child porn and several other items of evidence and it led us to conclude he had an inappropriate relationship with at least this one victim,” Pearce said.
Investigators are still trying to determine if any sex crimes took place inside of Miller’s home in the Cambridge subdivision. His neighbors were hit hard by the news, and said they had no idea.
Detectives are now investigating if there are more alleged victims.
“Anyone who had contact with Miller, talk to your children,” Pearce said. “Check their phones, check their emails.”
“We want children to know if they do have something to report, they are not in trouble,” Pearce continued. “We want to hear from them. We just want to help.”
Miller was granted $10,000 bond and returns to Spotsylvania Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on April 28. As a condition of his bond, a judge has stipulated that Miller must not leave the Commonwealth and not interact with anyone under the age of 18, including his own children.
A court document showed he is residing at a motel on Jefferson Davis Highway in that county. We stopped by that room Tuesday, but Miller was not there.
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SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. – An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a volunteer, on sexual assault charges, who worked with the youth.
Gregory Richard Yeamans, age 52, was arrested on two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a minor and one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor, on Dec. 31.
An anonymous tip was called into the Spotsylvania Department of Social Services on Dec. 30, alleging sexual abuse of minors by Yeamans.
Detectives interviewed two known victims and were able to find evidence that associated Yeamans to the alleged crimes.
The offenses reportedly occurred at the home of Yeamans in Spotsylvania County. The males victims were ages 11 and 12.
They both confirmed they had contact with Yeamans at Fairview at Riverclub Church located in Spotsylvania County off Tidewater Trail where he volunteered his help with youth programs.
CBS 6 reporter Shelby Brown visited the church that Yeamans attends and spoke with Senior Pastor Zach Ashley. He said that Yeamans attended the Spotsylvania church for at least seven years.
“He served as a volunteer from 2007 until about a year and a half ago,” said Asheley. “Mr. Yeamans volunteered in different capacities such as small group leader and he helped drive a bus.”
“The alleged events happened at his home and not here at the church. If he held Bible studies at his home it was nothing that we in any way supported or promoted,” Ashley explained.
Detectives are continuing their investigation to see if there are any more individuals that may have had inappropriate contact with Yeamans. They said that since news of Yeamans’ arrest, they have heard from at least one concerned parent who reported that her son had some interaction with Yeamans. Investigators and now trying to determine the nature of that contact.
CBS 6 News learned Yeamans is married, and has an adult daughter and grandchild. He was arraigned Monday in court and is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
He plans on hiring his own attorney and is due back in court at 10 a.m., on Feb. 11.
Spotsylvania Police ask anyone with information to contact Text-A-Tip at 1-800-928-5822 or 1-540-582-5822. The website is http://www.spotsylvaniacrimesolvers.org.