North Carolina Number One in Teacher Sex Charges– CCS Teacher Ed Miller Gets Plea Bargain Deal From DA– Only Sentenced and Fined for One Felony Charge out of Ten Sexual Misconduct Charges

Reported By Robert A. Williams

Shelby, NC: Springmore Elementary School Music Teacher Edward Ray Andrew Miller, charged with 10 felony counts of sexual misconduct on his underage adopted daughter appeared in Cleveland County Superior Tuesday, December 2, 2014. A bittersweet Christmas came early for Ed Miller as the District Attorney’s Office in a plea bargain offer to Miller totally dismissed seven sexual misconduct charges and allowed two more to be probation only. Only One felony charge of Statutory Rape brought Ed Miller any punishment (16 years out of a possible Life Without Parole sentence) and a fine. The downside for Miller is he immediately went to the Cleveland County Jail December 2 2014 and was admitted to the Central Prison at Raleigh, NC the next day.

Folks, don’t believe a word I say. The Court Documents and the instructions for the prison records can be found below.

• Read the Official Court Paperwork for yourself by clicking on the following Links.

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• Check out the Prison information by google searching “NC DOC Offender Search” Enter Name “Miller, Edward R.” Offender Number “1444354” and click on Search. Then click on the picture and there you have all the Prison information.

What you will see in the Court records is summarized below::
Charge No Charge Disposition Sentence Fine
1. 14CRS0978 Statutory Rape Plead Guilty 192 Months Zero
2. 14CRS0979 Child Abuse Plead Guilty Probation $225
3. 14CRS0980 Child Abuse Plead Guilty Probation Zero
4. Incest Dismissed by DA
5. Child Abuse Dismissed by DA
6. Stat Sex Off Dismissed by DA
7. Stat Sex Off Dismissed by DA
8. Indecent Lib Dismissed by DA
9. Indecent Lib Dismissed by DA
10. Indecent Lib Dismissed by DA

Based on the Mark Camp murder plea bargain, how long he was sentenced to serve and how long he will actually serve, we estimate Edward Ray Andrew Miller will serve less that six years in prison. Perhaps much less. This was Ed Miller’s early present while nobody at the Star was watching. We can only conclude that the Star was not watching and has not wrote one word of this news is because of all the hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to the Star by Cleveland County Schools and the School Board’s actions (in-actions might be the better word) to keep their many scandals quiet. Not one official peep has been heard from the CCS Board from the time we broke the Ed Miller story until now. We conclude if we had not broke this story many months back, the School Board would have seen to it that this crime (like other CCS related crimes) would never have seen the light of day.

Now, more info regarding this tragedy involving DA’s Office, CCS, DSS, Teacher Ed Miller, Teacher Bethany Miller, the Miller’s adopted daughter, two adopted sons and another 16 year old girl foster child that brought the crimes to everybody’s attention. A family once called by the Star and Channel 9 “One Big Happy Family” that is now a family busted all to pieces. There is plenty of blame all around and not just Ed Miller as the School Board and other agencies would like you to believe.

The DA.
When we note above “Dismissed by DA” the “DA” stands for “District Attorney.” That would be Richard Leroy Shaffer, Jr. before December 1, 2014 and Michael W. Miller (no relation to Edward Miller) after December 1, 2014.

Mike Miller was sworn in on December 1, 2014, the day before this plea bargain case was in Court. So officially this is DA Mike Miller’s plea bargain deal, but it had to originate in DA Rick Shaffer’s term. We can only conclude the “New” DA is the same as the “Old” DA in cutting sweetheart plea bargain deals with bad criminals. The Old and new DA’s both promoted themselves in their election information as prosecutors, but plea bargains were the old DA’s trademark and the New DA appears to have followed suit in spades. And perhaps the new and old DA’s have cut deals with themselves. There was Election time speculation that new DA Mike Miller will surely bring Rick Shaffer back to the DA’s office as Rick Shaffer brought the old-old DA Bill Young back into the DA’s office. On top of that, new DA Miller might even bring Shaffer’s daughter in as an Assistant DA. If any of this happens, we will let you know. If anybody wants to make a wager, I would bet that Shaffer and daughter will both be on the DA Office payroll by the end of 2015.

Plea Bargains.
FindLaw says: “Many criminal cases are resolved through a “plea bargain”, usually well before trial. In a plea bargain, the defendant agrees to plead guilty to one or more charges (often to a lesser charge than one for which the defendant could stand trial) in exchange for a more lenient sentence (and/or so that certain related charges are dismissed).” – See more at:
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In Cleveland County TOO many cases are plea bargained by the DA down to next to nothing. Then the criminals are back on the street, soon becoming repeat offenders. About 40 plus years ago DA Bill Young campaigned on prosecuting cases instead of plea bargaining. Then DA Rick Shaffer says the same and DA Mike Miller too. The problem is plea bargaining gives criminal less punishment, when they need to be locked up and then throw away the key. Edward Miller may be one of those who should have gotten more prison time for what he did to his adopted daughter, his family and maybe more. Miller started his lust of his adopted daughter when she was in his elementary school music class. You have to wonder how many other ten year old girls he lusted after. In my opinion, the DA, whether Shaffer or Miller should have held out for longer sentences on this one, even if that meant they had to prosecute the case themselves. That’s what they claimed to be, prosecutors.

Cleveland County Schools
What does Cleveland County Schools do to protect our children from perverts? The short answer is nothing. Not one word has been spoken in public by the CCS Board and Staff on what they are going to do to better assure our children are protected from sexual perverts. And remember, Ed Miller was not the first teacher charged with sex crimes in 2014. Burns Middle School science teacher Caron Blanton has 9 felony sexual misconduct charges against her that came out almost at the same time as Ed Miller. Then there are other teacher(s), some this year and some from the past who have not been charged and have gotten away scott free although their sex acts are well known. School Board Members Jack Hamrick, Shearra Miller, Richard Hooker, Jerry Hoyle and Roger Harris are up for re-election in 2015 and they are well known for trying to keep a lid on CCS scandals. The answer to these characters is easy folks. Run for office yourselves and vote in a new slate. If you don’t, maybe the next child that gets sexually abused by a teacher will be your child or your grandchild.

Also, North Carolina is Number 6 in the total number of teachers charged with sex crimes. If you consider “per capita” NC would be Number One. There were 31 teachers in NC this year arrested for sex crimes against students. Cleveland County contributed two that were arrested and some that were not arrested and their acts covered up. Per capita, NC is Number One in the USA and Cleveland County appears to be Number One in North Carolina. What business wants to re-locate to Cleveland County, North Carolina? And what can CCS do when they are always in the cover-up mode. You will never fix a problem if you won’t admit you have a problem.

DSS

DSS is in charge of adoptions and placing children in foster homes. DSS screwed up four times by placing four children under Ed Miller’s roof. I blame Commissioner’s Jason Falls and Susan Allen for doing nothing on the DSS Board to resolve the problems at DSS. And there are plenty of problems at DSS. Starting with the do-nothing DSS Board. But, at this place in time, DSS has most likely scrubbed all their records related to placing these four children with the Millers. To them, nothing has happened and no lessons learned. Just like the school Board.

CCS Teacher Edward Ray Andrew Miller:
All reports indicate Ed Miller was lusting after his victim while she was in Springmore Elementary School. One of my friends from around Boiling Springs says his daughter was in Ed Miller’s class and his daughter liked him. Probably because Miller showed the little girls a lot of additional attention. That is just a guess. I would also guess Ed Miller would have known which little girls were in foster homes where the pickings would be a little easier. Just one more reasons all parents should be interested in what their kids are involved with at school and parents should demand the Cleveland County school board explain how this happened in the first place and what the school board will do to insure that it never happens again. It is interested that no parent showed up at School Board Member Danny Blanton’s Townhall meetings in Kings Mountain and in Boiling Springs to speak up about the girl who was punched by the KM Police and the girl that was sexually abused in Boiling Springs. Maybe those folks don’t care much for their kids???

CCS Teacher Bethany Miller:
CCS forced Bethany Miller to resign, under threat of being fired, along with her husband Ed Miller, because CCS said “politics were too hot” for Bethany Miller to remain a teacher at Crest Middle School. Hot politics is not a legitimate reason to fire a teacher that is doing her job so the school board can escape those hot politics. I considered that Bethany Miller was a double victim. A victim of Ed Millers and a victim of the CCS Board of Education. I was wrong as determined by Ed Miller’s Court documents that included his psychological examination report.

Ed Miller’s psychological report was included in the Court files that were provided to me for review by the Cleveland County Clerk of Court. The record was so new that the ink had just finished drying. I read every word of the report and began to think that the report had medical and mental information that I should not try to repeat. I did not ask for a copy of this report either. However, I read what I read and I read it all. And there were some parts that did not refer to Ed Miller’s medical and health information and I am going to speak to that.

The report stated that Bethany Miller had the four children removed from her home after the police were called on her husband because was learned by DSS that Bethany Miller had known of the sexual abuse of her adopted daughter but “was trying to work things out within the family.” Wrong thing to do!!! Law enforcement and the DA’s Office should want to look at this as Bethany Miller was maybe an accomplice to what Ed Miller was doing to their adopted daughter. Ed Miller might have still been doing his thing if the victim had not confided in the 16 year old girl “foster child” who in turn confided in the Crest High School Guidance Counselor who then called Bethany Miller at the Crest Middle School with the information just confided to her and, with the cat out of the bag, Bethany Miller has to call the cops. In fact, state law says the guidance counselor should have NOT even called anybody but law enforcement first. It appears that CCS, in every instance in this case, has failed their own system and state law, failed our children and failed the taxpayer who pays big bucks for CCS to do the right thing. Only to continuing to have scandals at CCS, one right after another that the school board never talks about.

The other Four Children:
Don’t know where they are. Foster care somewhere I am sure. And probably separated and maybe being abused at their new locations. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had County agencies and County officials that we could trust to do their jobs right?

The Star:
Last and probably the least because of their nearly bankrupt situation, the Star has been totally silent about ALL of these things. Everybody probably remembers the Star receiving several hundreds of thousands of dollars for junk stuff like bill boards that did not say anything and consulting charges that were never adequately explained. What the heck kind of consulting could the “kids” at the Star provide anybody, much less schools? Maybe with all the buying and selling of the Star they have forgotten that they are a newspaper almost in bankruptcy. Hopefully the Star is not a part of a new round of “toxic asset” that is “bundled” by Wall Street and sold to our retirement fund managers. The kind of thing that we don’t know about until we are about to retire and find our money is all gone. That would be par for the course for the agencies in Cleveland County that are involved with this article.

Summary:
• CCS Teacher Ed Miller is in prison for a lesser sentence because the DAs plea bargain gave away too much.
• CCS, DSS, the Star, the CCS and DSS Boards, etc are keeping quite to cover their own backsides.
• NC is Number One in teachers being arrested for sex crimes. Cleveland County is likely to be Number One in NC.
• The children are in foster care somewhere.
• Nothing else is being done.
• It is business as usual in Cleveland County.
• The next child abused may easily be your child.
• No business, knowing of this, would ever think of coming to Cleveland County.

Folks, there are only two things you can do. Sign up for elected office and vote out of office all CCS incumbents in the 2015 election year.

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