An 80-year-old man from Tennessee who was once a superintendent, coach and headmaster of Clarksville Academy faced a judge on Friday, August 10, after he was accused of sexual harassment.
Johnny Miller Senior was purportedly getting a facial when he “grabbed [the esthetician's] hands and pulled them forcefully to touch his genitals and would not let them go until she aggressively pulled them away,'' according to TheLeafChronicle.com.
After arriving at Gold Star Salon and Spa around 10:00 a.m. on July 26, Miller began inappropriately touching the employee and then grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips.
Following the incident, law enforcement officials arrived at the spa and charged Miller with forcible fondling-sexual battery. However, instead of detaining him in a Montgomery County Jail, Judge Ray Grimes cited him and let him go.
Many people, including the victim, who learned of Miller's alleged behavior wondered why he wasn't incarcerated. Some pointed to his prominent position in the community as a superintendent and headmaster of Clarksville Academy as a reason why he wasn't given a harsher punishment.
The suspect was named head of the school in 1989 but left in 2000 after a sexual harassment civil suit was filed against him by a former employee. The case was settled without having to go to trial.
A preliminary hearing for the most recent charges is scheduled for October 9.
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