Doctor Drugs Toddler With Cocaine Then Sexually Abuses Her While His Partner Does Nothing

Doctor Drugs Toddler With Cocaine Then Sexually Abuses Her While His Partner Does Nothing

Matthew Miller was charged with multiple accounts of sexual assault and aggravated battery and Lacey Take with child endangerment.

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Trigger warning: This story contains disturbing details of sexual abuse against a child.

A 40-year-old Illinois man was accused of sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl after drugging her. The case involves Matthew Miller, who assaulted the child on two occasions, including biting her, in the presence of a woman who allegedly did nothing to stop it from happening or even inform the authorities. The Madison County resident was taken into custody last year along with his 31-year-old partner Lacey Take. Both Miller and Take were charged for their serious crime which could see them serving prison time for years. 



Miller's disgusting act first came to light on June 23, 2019; police officers launched an investigation after a city hospital alerted them about a possible case of sexual assault. Thanks to the staff at Anderson Hospital in Troy, Illinois, the culprits did not get away with their crime. In due course of the investigation, officers found evidence that proved that the helpless girl had been abused. On investigating further, they learned that the toddler was sexually assaulted not once but on two separate occasions. The first assault took place on June 10, 2019, and the second one happened two weeks later, alleged investigators, according to Daily Mail.



Per the court documents of the charge, the girl was allegedly drugged with cocaine that the couple may have been using during the June 23 attack. It was also revealed that Miller had inflicted bodily harm by biting the child's leg, foot, and hand. Given the severity of MIller's crimes, he was charged with three counts of sexual assault and four counts of aggravated battery. Although Take did not harm the child directly, she was still complicit in the crime for allowing this the assault to take place in her presence and for not doing anything to bring justice to the girl. 



The initial attack had unfortunately led to some grave injuries, yet Take did not seek any medical attention for the kid and thus was charged with child endangerment. Despite being aware of Miller's sick intentions during the first assault, she left the toddler with him. Therefore, she knowingly put the child in more danger. She was charged with two counts of child endangerment and one count of permitting sexual abuse of a child. Following this traumatic incident, the child was transferred to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. 



No other information regarding the child was disclosed o protect her identity. Miller's bail was set at $1 million, while Take's was set at $500,000. According to an August report by The Telegraph, Miller was said to be a doctor by profession. He was accused of predatory sexual assault involving a child after he allegedly performed sexual penetration on the toddler and injured the kid's mouth while doing so. Thus, he was held at the Madison County Jail. This naturally prevented him from earning money and thus his attorney John Stobb urged a judge to reduce the bail amount from 1 million to $100,000, allowing Miller to post $10,000 to get out of prison. 



Stobbs also explained that Miller was earning around $6,000 every month at the Padda Institute in St. Louis. "Dr. Miller has fallen on rather hard times. His ability to earn a living was initially compromised by his various driving under the influence convictions. Being charged in this case has obviously damaged his ability for future employment in the future," stated the document. The request came after Take's bail amount was reduced to $50,000. There's no update on whether Miller's bail amount was reduced or not.  

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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