TEXARKANA, Ark. — A man accused of sexual misconduct with a 6-year-old boy in 2019 is scheduled to face a jury later this week in a Miller County courtroom.
Everett James Miller, 51, is charged with rape and second-degree sexual assault. A jury was selected Monday to hear the case before Circuit Judge Brent Haltom. Opening statements and testimony are expected to begin Thursday.
The boy allegedly made an outcry of abuse to a parent on Christmas Eve 2019.
The boy allegedly spent the night of Dec. 23 at Miller's home and was picked up by a parent the following day.
The boy reportedly told a forensic interviewer at the Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center that Miller, known to him as "G-Daddy," sexually assaulted him after Miller's wife left for work. The boy allegedly said that Miller told him to "keep what happened a secret."
If found guilty of sexual assault, Miller faces five to 20 years in prison. If convicted of rape, Miller faces 10 to 40 years or life in prison.
Miller is currently free on a $25,000 bond. He is represented by Texarkana lawyer Josh Potter. Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Connie Mitchell is leading the prosecution.