Man With HIV Rapes 16-Year-Old Boy: Prosecutors

By Emily Morris on May 5, 2013 6:26pm 

 Kevin Miller, 48, of the 1500 block of West Birchwood Avenue, was charged with criminal sexual assault.
Kevin Miller, 48, of the 1500 block of West Birchwood Avenue, was charged with criminal sexual assault.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man accused of raping a 16-year-old boy on the Far North Side Saturday later admitted to police that he's HIV positive, prosecutors said.

Kevin T. Miller, 48, of the 1500 block of West Birchwood Avenue in Rogers Park, was charged with criminal sexual assault. The attack happened on Saturday in his home, according to court documents.

His public defender said that Miller suffers from schizophrenia and was at one point honorably discharged from the military.

The boy was in Miller's home to visit a mutual friend when Miller offered him $100 to have sex with him, Cook County State's Attorney Elizabeth Dibler said in bond court Sunday.

When the teen turned him down, Miller followed him into a bathroom and sexually assaulted him, Dibler said. The two struggled, and the victim was eventually able to get away by hitting Miller in the head with a vodka bottle, according to Dibler.

The boy eventually ran out of the home, and a witness saw him and called 911, Dibler said. He went to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and told a nurse what happened, according to court documents.

Officers arrested Miller at his home Saturday afternoon. Miller was also taken to Saint Francis Hospital to be treated for wounds the boy inflicted in self-defense, according to the documents.

Before he was read his Miranda rights, Miller "made a spontaneous statement" to police that he has had HIV since the early '90s, according to court documents.

Cook County Judge Donald Panarese ordered Miller held on $5 million bail.

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