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Jeff Miller Refuses to Resign From City-County Council

The Indy City-County Councillor was asked again this morning to step down in wake of child molestation charges.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indy City-County Councillor Jeff Miller says he's not going anywhere.

In an email to his constituents, Miller, who pleaded 'not guilty' to three counts of child molestation on Monday, explained his decision to remain on the Council despite continued calls to resign.

The Council voted Monday night to remove Miller from the three committees on which he served: Public Works, Metropolitan and Economic Development and Community Affairs and Education.

Miller cannot be expelled from the council unless he is convicted of a felony.

On Tuesday morning, Marion County GOP Chairman Jim Merritt once again asked Miller to resign, saying:

"We still believe that in the best interest of his constituents, he should resign to take care of his personal matters and his family. This would allow someone to step into his spot that is able to give their full attention to the constituents of district 16. The Marion County Republican Party will continue to look for a quality candidate to replace Jeff Miller, whether that be through a caucus or in the 2019 election."

Miller was charged with three counts of child molestation November 17. His pre-trial hearing is set for March 16, 2018. 

(Photo by RTV6.)

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