Convicted sex offender must stay at home

Posted at 9:49 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 11:49:06-05

After already violating his probation, a convicted sex offender was back in court asking for his ankle monitor to be removed, all while one of his victims watched.

That victim she is "extremely relieved" that the judge denied that request, keeping sex offender Michael David Miller under house arrest.

Miller took a guilty plea in a sexual assault case from 2014. He's been accused of two other assaults as well, but has so far avoided jail time despite already violating his probation.

His attorney asked that his ankle monitoring device be removed because Miller is seeking temporary employment.

The judge said that did not outweigh his "concerns."

Afterwards, Denver7 spoke to one of Miller's victims, Kerry Gaude. We normally do not identify victims in cases like this, but Gaude says she wants her story heard. She said she is happy Miller is staying off the streets.

"I feel a little more hope right now because the judge saw it that way. If they had taken the ankle monitoring away I would've been devastated," she said.

Miller had no comment when leaving court.

"These are the kind of people the legal system needs to be aware of and have some kind of control over their behavior to prevent other people from being hurt," Gaude added.

Miller will be sentenced for that probation violation, using the internet and meeting up with other women, next month.