Long Island businessman found guilty of sex abuse sentenced to 9 years in plot to have accuser killed

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- A Long Island businessman who tried to have a teenager he sexually abused killed so he couldn't testify at trial has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Nassau County prosecutors say 47-year-old Daniel Miller pleaded guilty in April to charges including sexual abuse, conspiracy and criminal solicitation.

He admitted drugging a 17-year-old boy with an anti-anxiety medication, and then sexually abused him while the teen worked at his Santeria store in January 2012.

While in jail and awaiting trial, Miller offered to pay $15,000 to have the victim killed. Prosecutors say he wanted to make the killing look like a robbery so the boy would not testify at trial.

He also pleaded guilty in an unrelated case to charges he stole over $200,000 in a check-fraud scheme.