WINDSOR, Va – Police in Virginia have arrested four adults after a 15-year-old girl was tied to a tree then assaulted with eggs and beer. I always thought this was how people in Virginia took their weekly bath, but was surprised to find out that even in Virginia, this is illegal.
The incident happened back in April at the Big Bear Campground but Social Services, accompanied by police, went to interview the family after someone called to report the incident.
The teen was at the home when they arrived and learned that she had been tied to a tree with ratchet straps and had been assaulted with eggs and beer by her own family and neighbors.
According to a criminal complaint, 47-year-old Randel L. Miller put eggs in the girl’s shirt and shoved her against the tree, cracking the eggs. 48-year-old Loretta L. Miller poured two bottles of beer over the teen. The Millers are the teen’s legal guardians.
One of the Miller’s neighbors, 46-year-old Margaret J. Allen, admitted to spraying the teen in the face with a hose. Both women say that it was all in good, clean fun. Police didn’t think so and determined the girl had been held against her will and assaulted.
They charged the Millers with abduction and assault and battery of a family or household member. Allen and another neighbor, 48-year-old Ross Renicker, would also be charged with assault and battery of a family or household member.
The teen was not injured in the attack and is now in the care of the county Department of Social Services. Police have not released a motive for the attack and they will not say if this was an isolated event or an ongoing problem.
The teen’s parents are out of state and signed over custody to the Millers, who are not related to the girl. Other children were also in the Miller’s home, and they have also been removed and placed elsewhere by Social Services.Tags: Assault, beer, Child Abuse, Crime, eggs, Loretta Miller, Margaret Allen, Randel Miller, Ross Renicker, Virginia