Thunder Announcer Accused of Sex Crimes in Oklahoma

After sweeping the Dallas Mavericks in Round 1, the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight takes on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the second round of the NBA playoffs.  While most Oklahomans are looking to see how the Thunder responds to the return of Metta World Peace after his suspension for a concussive elbow against James Harden, some fans at the Chesapeake Energy Arena may notice a different voice over the public address system. Thunder public address announcer James Allan Miller, 41, a Harrah High School teacher and tennis coach, was arrested last week on complaints of lewd or indecent acts with a minor in Oklahoma County.  He was released on $30,000 bail the next day.  According to Harrah police spokesman Phil Stewart, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services referred the case to Harrah police approximately three weeks ago.  A probable cause affidavit filed in Oklahoma County District Court says that Miller is accused of watching pornography and performing lewd acts in the presence of a boy under the age of 16.  Allegedly, two females came forward and accused Miller of watching pornography in their presence and eventually committing sexual abuse against them.  Harrah police state that Miller is also under investigation in Potontoc County. Miller is suspended from his duties with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The organization said, "Due to the   allegations and criminal case against him and until further notice, Mr. Miller has been removed from his duties as Thunder PA announcer."  Harrah Public Schools has placed Miller on administrative leave pending the investigations, but asserts that the investigation  does not indicate the involvement of any students. In a signed affidavit, an interviewer of Mr. Miller says that the incidents were accidental, stating that he had a "problem with internet pornography," and that the minors had occasionally walked in on him while he was watching porn and masturbating. Being accused of a sex crime in Oklahoma can result in the loss of your job and the destruction of your family.  If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex offense, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible.  Call our experienced Oklahoma City sex crime defense attorneys when you need help.

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