OKC Thunder Announcer Out On Bond After Arrest For Lewd Acts With A Child

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 6:50 pm

By: News 9

The public address announcer for the Oklahoma City Thunder was released from jail early Friday morning following his arrest Thursday night on three felony counts of lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16.

Jim Miller walked out of the Oklahoma County jail at 12:15 a.m. after posting a $30,000 bond.

Even before Miller's arrest, News 9 was at the jail waiting for him to arrive at the jail's sally port. However, jail employees say Miller was treated differently. The jail would not allow members of the news media to be in the sally port.

As Miller was arrested, the organization quickly sent out a statement from Thunder Vice President Dan Mahoney, saying in part:

"Due to the allegations and criminal case against him...Mr. Miller has been removed from his duties as Thunder PA announcer."

According to court documents, three children, all under the age of 16 at the time, say Miller forced them to watch him masturbate as he viewed pornography on his computer. Two of the alleged victims also report sexual abuse.

During the course of the investigation, OSBI seized Miller's computer.

Court documents state: "The OSBI was able to capture 449 pornographic images from the computer's storage devices and hard drive."

Miller had been with the Thunder for all four of the team's seasons in Oklahoma City. He is currently a teacher and Tennis coach at Harrah High School. The investigation does not currently point to any students from Harrah High School as victims in this case.

Police say Miller calls all of the alleged incidents "accidental."

Sources close to the case tell News 9 Miller could face additional charges.


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