Bruce Miller, 73, Accused of Groping a Dozen Female Joggers in Ahwatukee
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A 73-year-old Ahwatukee resident might know just about every female jogger in the neighborhood -- because police say he groped a dozen of them.
The females -- 11 of whom are under age of 18 -- were running on Chandler Boulevard, down the street from Desert Vista High School, where they all ended up running past Bruce Miller, according to court documents obtained by New Times.
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A 14-year-old girl called the cops after Miller allegedly hit her on the butt as she passed by, and by the time Phoenix police responded, there were 11 girls there, ready to give officers their accounts of what happened.
There was one 13-year-old girl, three 14-year-old girls, two 15-year-old girls, two 16-year-old girls, two 17-year-old girls, and one 37-year-old woman, according to the documents. The 12th victim didn't stick around for police, the documents state.
One girl claimed Miller grabbed her breast, while two claimed Miller touched their thighs, and several said Miller grabbed their butts as they ran by, according to the documents. One girl said Miller touched her on her arm, which still qualifies as "unwanted contact."
The girls, while not running all together, were still close enough to the point that several girls witnessed Miller touch the others.
Miller didn't have an explanation for the cops -- at least there's not one provided in court filings. He did later tell pre-trial services workers that he has Alzheimer's disease, although that probably doesn't qualify as an explanation.
Miller has since been indicted by a grand jury on 12 charges, including five felony charges, and seven misdemeanors.
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