ALLISON, Iowa – Day two of Clarence Miller’s trial got underway on Tuesday.
Jury members heard the mothers of two young girls who are accusing 80-year-old Clarence Miller of committing sex acts against them.
Both women gave emotional testimonies highlighting the events leading up to the accusations.
One of the mothers spoke in-depth about her family’s relationship with the Millers and how close their families had gotten over the years.
Assistant Iowa Attorney General, Susan Krisko asked the mother, “did you have any problems with Shirley or Clarence Miller that turned into an argument or do you have any bad feeling about him up until the time your daughter disclosed?”
The witness then responded by saying ‘no’.
Following that statement she went on to talk about the physical discomfort her daughter would come home and complain about after spending a day with the Millers.
At one point in the afternoon, jury members heard from one of the alleged victims herself.
She did her best to explain the incidents she is accusing Clarence Miller of and how they made her feel.
Text messages between Clarence and one of the mothers were submitted as evidence for the jury to look through.
The manner in which the families would communicate and depend on the Millers was a reoccurring topic throughout the afternoon and during one testimony, one of the mothers talked about a conversation she had with Clarence and his daughter.
According to the witness, Clarence offered her $50,000 if she would agree to sell him her daughter.
She refused the request and responded by saying that her daughter is not a stuffed animal and following this statement she said that she continued to let her daughter visit Clarence at his home because she didn’t believe he had bad intentions.
Miller is being charged with six counts of second-degree sexual abuse and will have three trials to cover all of the allegations against him.