Clarence Miller’s family takes the stand in day 3 of his trial

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ALLISON, Iowa 80-year old Clarence Miller stands accused of sexual abusing two young girls.

The former bus driver faces six counts of sexual abuse charges.

Day three continued on Wednesday and the state called their final witnesses to the stand.

Prosecutors called nurse practitioner Lexa Starback.

Starback performed head-to-toe medical examinations of the two alleged victims.

“Do you agree with a reasonable degree of medical certainty these two children had findings consistent with possible sexual abuse?” “Yes,” answered Starback.

She drew on a white board showing the jury some diagrams of the inconsistencies she found in the exams.

Next to the stand was psychologist Dr. Anna Salter.

Salter specializes in sexual abuse cases and has experience treating both victims and offenders. She explained some concepts including grooming.

Then it was the defense’s turn to call their witnesses and first up is Clarence Miller’s daughter-in-law.

Cindy Miller testified that she and her family are very close to Clarence and his wife and visit his farm roughly twice a day. She recalls seeing the two alleged victims on her father-in-law’s farm many times. She said she’s never seen anything that has raised red flags, and recalls one specific time.

“She wasn’t particularly clingy or running away she was just, looked like a normal child to me having a good time on the farm,” explains Miller.

Then her husband – Clarence’s son, Christian took the stand to give a similar testimony.

“I have never seen anything that gave me concern and being a father, my own kids spent a lot of time down there, there was never concerns my kids loved going down there, my daughters loved going there I have never seen anything.”

The trial is slated to continue Thursday at 9 a.m.

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