Sex Offender, 71, Pleads Not Guilty to Molestation of 10-Year-Old at San Mateo Bookstore

Christopher Miller, of San Jose, allegedly approached the girl in the children' reading area of the San Mateo Barnes and Noble bookstore.

Christopher Miller.
Christopher Miller.
By Bay City News Service:    

A 71-year-old registered sex offender who is accused of luring a 10-year-old girl to an isolated part of a San Mateo Barnes and Noble bookstore last June and allegedly exposing himself to her before forcing her to touch him, pleaded not guilty to molestation and other charges in court this week.

Christopher Miller, of San Jose, allegedly approached the girl in the children's reading area of the store, located at 11 W. Hillsdale Blvd., around 3 p.m. on June 23. It was there that he allegedly exposed himself and ordered her to touch his penis.

He then allegedly lured her to a secluded portion of the store near the bathrooms where he again exposed himself and touched the girl over her clothing, according to prosecutors.

Allegedly, he asked for the girl's name and address and asked when she was normally alone, prosecutors said.

Miller was arrested in September through a multi-agency effort after he was wanted for other crimes involving children, including allegedly exposing himself to young children in Union City and at a Mountain View Walmart.

According to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, he was convicted in Santa Clara County on Nov. 25 last year on indecent exposure and felony child annoyance charges. He was sentenced to four years in state prison.

On Thursday he pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, forced oral copulation, exposing, and child molestation charges, according to Wagstaffe.

In the San Mateo County case, a jury trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 6. He remains in custody on $25,000 bail, according to Wagstaffe.

terry mccaffrey May 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Time to execute this guy and quit spending money on him! Spend the money on the kids, not spending to save the kids from people like him.
Adam Simms May 11, 2014 at 02:18 PM
I agree completely. Sex offenders cannot be cured. They are born that way. I think they should all be castrated.
pearl May 11, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Why is this serial pedophile's bail only $25,000?!?!? It should be $1,000,000 at least!!! Keep this creep behind bars for the rest of his life!!! If he is let go, everyone start writing letters of protest to the Judge and to the DA's office. Pedophiles are sickos. They are never cured. : (
Unsuscribed. May 12, 2014 at 01:36 PM
This monster should be put down, period.


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