New Market police officer faces additional charges


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A former New Market police officer is facing new charges after an investigation that began earlier this year.

Joseph Miller was arrested and charged with one count of solicitation of a minor back in May.

Investigators saying Miller tried to arranged a sexual encounter with a girl under the age of 13. That’s when he was fired from the police department.

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Since then, investigators say they developed information that Miller tried to solicit an underage girl for sex on more than one occasion.

A Jefferson County grand jury indicting him on several charges – returning indictments on Miller with two counts of solicitation of a minor,one count of attempt to commit rape of a child, one count of solicitation of child rape, and one count of official misconduct.

On Monday, Miller turned himself into authorities and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail.

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