Exeter man charged with sodomy
Victim less than 18 years of age
An Exeter man is being held in the Barry County jail after being charged with a sex crime involving a minor under the age of 18.
Jody Miller, 54, of Exeter, is charged with first-degree sodomy.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Det. Angela Cole, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, the alleged crime occurred at a home on Farm Road 2190 in Exeter on July 10 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 2:25 a.m.
During an interview at the Children’s Center in Nevada, the victim, who is under 18, said Miller had provided alcoholic beverages throughout the evening, and the victim fell asleep on the couch in the living room.
Upon waking up, the victim reported clothing being removed and Miller in the midst of performing a sexual act.
The victim was reportedly afraid to move during the incident, saying Miller had known to become violent at times.
Miller denied the allegations during an interview at the Barry County Sheriff’s Office.
Miller has a criminal history, including three convictions from Barry County Circuit Court in 2006 for three counts second-degree statutory sodomy of a child under the age of 15 at the time. As a result, he was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and was ordered to register as a sex offender.
Miller is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $30,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is set for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.