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Sex crime suspect linked to multiple cases

San Jose man allegedly harassed multiple young girls on Peninsula, sexually assaulted another in East Bay

The San Jose man arrested earlier this month for allegedly sexually harassing a pair of young girls at Walmart is now suspected of being the perpetrator in two other sex crimes.


Christopher Miller. Courtesy of the Mountain View Police Department.
Christopher Miller, a 70-year-old convicted sex offender, was booked into county jail on Sept. 7 after he allegedly groped himself while staring down two girls, ages 6 and 9, in the costume aisle of the Walmart located at 600 Showers Dr. in Mountain View, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

The mother of the two girls witnessed Miller's behavior and told a store security officer, who followed the man to the parking lot, and relayed a description of his vehicle to police. Officers stopped Miller in the parking lot of the adjacent Kohl's department store and arrested him, Thompson said.

Authorities now believe Miller sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in a Barnes & Noble store in San Mateo on July 23 and exposed himself to three young girls at a Burger King restaurant in Union City on July 25, according to a joint press release issued by the police departments of Mountain View, San Mateo and Union City.

San Mateo police have positively identified Miller as the suspect in the Barnes & Noble assault, according to Sgt. David Norris, public information officer for the SMPD. A press release issued at the time of the San Mateo assault reported that the 10-year-old girl was reading with her family at the Barnes & Noble located at 11 W. Hillsdale Blvd. when a man approached her and led her to a secluded area of the store. He then "exposed himself to the victim and had inappropriate physical contact with her."

Store surveillance video was used to identify Miller as the suspect in the case. Charges are pending, according to the joint release.

Union City authorities also suspect Miller in the Burger King incident. The UCPD's public information officer could not be reached for comment, but the joint release noted that the investigation has been forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office for charges.

The joint release also emphasized that there may be unreported incidents involving Miller. People with information about similar incidents are encouraged to call their local law enforcement agency, the release stated.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 16, 2013 at 10:34 pm

70-year-old serial sex offender. Why wasn't he receive a life sentence long ago?


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Posted by Mr. Nice
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 17, 2013 at 9:13 am

They should cut off his Jolly Prong!!!


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Posted by noneckjoe
a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

@parent: At LEAST a life sentence. No such thing as reformed child sex offender, IMHO. Not worth the risk when it comes to children. And I am not a parent...just a concerned citizen. I have no use for "people" like him.


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Posted by AC
a resident of another community
on Sep 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

AC is a registered user.

Referring to Mr. Nice's comment.....

It's a thought I've had. But if you were a rancher, and you had a steer that displayed unhealthy aggressive tendencies, and you didn't want to kill the animal.... what would you do to it? Or if you were dealing with any mammal which had deviant aggressive tendencies (I know, it's hard to define what is "deviant" or how aggressive is "aggressive", but bear with me), what would you do?

Food for thought.


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Posted by InOutCamera
a resident of Gemello
on Sep 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Only When Security sent Car Descrption Got Captured. Prior Cases Cameras Out of Order???


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Posted by Mr. Nice
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm

In reply to AC, I made it plain and simple, what do you not understand? Duh boy.


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Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Sep 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Maher is a registered user.

Folks:

These sexual predators walk and live amongst us in probably every neighborhood. Denial is a big problem in this country and epidemic harm to girls and women is the result.
Imagine if males were alert to and confronted their "pals" that gave off early warning signals of being mysogynists with violent tendencies toward females. Imagine if males really did prioritize for "protecting (all) women" vav this issues of male violence toward women?
What an improved world we would have.
I keep hoping but I'm not holding my breath.


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