Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bradenton man charged with offering child $100 for sex

MANATEE -- A Bradenton man was charged with three sex crimes after police say he offered a child in his apartment complex $100 for sex and then exposed himself after an adult intervened.

Charles Miller, 48, of the 4200 block of 52nd Place West, was arrested Saturday and charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition, lewd and lascivious battery and exposure of sexual organ.

According to court documents, Miller struck up a conversation with the child who was playing outside, telling her she was pretty. At one point, the documents state, Miller began to rub the child’s shoulder, and then offered her $100 to return to his apartment and have sex.

Miller’s actions were witnessed by an adult who saw the touching, heard the offer of sex and then forced Miller’s hand from the child. Miller, according to police, then exposed himself and began to urinate, laugh, wink and make vulgar noises at the pair.

He remains jailed on bonds totaling $7,500.

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