Child porn case against teen daycare worker may expand

By: Shalah Sasse Email
By: Shalah Sasse Email

News 12 First at Five, October 4, 2007

Hephzibah, Ga. --- The investigation against an 18-year-old could be getting bigger. Aaron Miller was arrested after someone found a naked photo of a three-year-old girl in his wallet. Investigators want to talk to anyone who had a child in the Skillman Group Daycare over the past year. The daycare's owner said she is shocked at what her step-grandson is accused of doing.

"Why would you carry a picture like that of a naked little girl? Why? And what are you thinking?" Skillman Group Daycare owner, Louise Skillman said.

Louise Skillman said she has not seen her step-grandson, Aaron Miller since he was arrested on Sunday.

"I feel really bad. I'm disappointed in him. I'm in disbelief about him," Skillman said.

18-year-old Aaron Miller is accused of having a nude picture of a three-year-old girl in his wallet.

"The only way that I blame myself is because that boy took that picture of that little girl in my house, unbeknown to me," she said.

Miller had been living at Skillman's house and working at the daycare. Skillman said she told Miller to move out of her house and said he is not allowed to come back.

"That is not a normal thing for an 18-year-old male to carry, and I do realize that and it is very hard and disturbing to me that he would do such a thing," she said.

Skillman said she can't understand why Miller could take a nude picture of a little girl.

"That is telling me that there's a little something wrong up there, in his head because that is not a normal thing," Skillman said.

Richmond County investigators said Miller is charged with sexual exploitation of children. They said they are talking to anyone who has had a child at the daycare over the past year.

"We've made contact with each family that was currently enrolled in the daycare and advised them of the information that we had," Lt. Scott Peebles said.

Skillman said Miller passed a background check before he started working for her.

"Obviously, we're concerned that based on him having the picture of the nude child that there was some inappropriate contact. Now we have the disclosures of inappropriate contact, so we're moving forward rapidly to determine whether or not more charges can be filed," Peebles said.


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  • by tony Location: augusta on Mar 10, 2008 at 07:10 AM
    I should probably keep myself out of this. but as i watch mr. millers mother continually suffer the emotional distress this has brought about to all concerned..i feel i need to say something..i helped raise this young man about 9 years..i do not in anyway condone the charges brought against him..but at the same time find it difficult to just turn my back on him..he has had a troubled childhood..he was molested himself as a child. He needs mental help..he is a non-violent person..i truly hope the judge will take this into consideration at his trial..I feel he can be helped..I understand the law is the law..if there are any alternative sex offender programs available for this young man..instead of spending his life incarcerated..please make these available to him..he is no john couey..i feel he can be reached..while im glad this has been addressed before any child got physically hurt or god forbid worse. please do not send news crews to his grandmothers house as she is ill with cancer
  • by Carole on Feb 13, 2008 at 02:13 PM
    It would be really nice if we could understand what the kids are sayingfor the black history bits.
  • by Kerry Livingston Location: Frostburg,Md on Dec 10, 2007 at 10:11 PM
    Louise is my great aunt. When I was a child I was with her.Nothing like this ever happed like this when I was a child.I beleave every word she said.She is a loving person.I will say this,I live Maryland I dont know Aaron personaly I dont know what he does or anything.Now my Aunt Louise new about this she would have called the police herself.
  • by terry Location: savannah on Oct 28, 2007 at 04:15 PM
    Mrs Skillman is a liar. Aaron has been previously charged with sexual misconduct with a child. She knew it!
  • by shirley Location: augusta on Oct 7, 2007 at 04:23 PM
    I HAD A GRANDDAUGHTER 6 YEARS AGO AT SKILLMAN'S DAYCARE.SHE WAS 2 THEN, SHE WOULD PICK A FIT IN THE MORNINGS TO STAY AT THE DAYCARE AND SO GLAD TO BE PICKED UP IN THE EVENING. YOU WOULD PICK HER UP SHE WAS ALWAYS SITTING IN A HIGH CHAIR OR A SWING. IT WAS SO SMOKING IN THERE FROM THE WOMEN SMOKING AROUNG THE CHILDREN. THANK GOD WE TOOK HER OUT AND PUT HER IN A DECENT DAYCARE.A FEW WEEKS WENT BY AND WENDY A WORKER AT THE DAYCARE CALLED MY DAUGHTER AND TOLD HER THAT LOUISE GAVE ALL THE CHILDREN A SPOON OF VINEGAR AND PUT THEM IN THE HIGH CHAIR EVERYDAY.NO WONDER MY GRANDDAUGHTER WAS GLAD TO GET AWAY FROM THAT DISTURED PERSON. I'M SURPRISED THAT SHE STAYED IN BUSINESS ALL THESE YEARS!ALOT OF PEOPLE THINKS SHE IS A SAINT, THEY BETTER THINK TWICE.
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