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Hazelwood Man Held for Court on Rape Charges

District Judge Kim M. Hoots heard this and other cases in her Wilkinsburg courtroom last week.

Leroy Miller, 53, of 234 Flowers Ave., Hazelwood, was held for court by District Judge Kim M. Hoots on Oct. 4 on a number of charges stemming from the alleged rape and sexual assault of an underage girl over a period of several years in Wilkinsburg.

Miller is facing charges of endangering the welfare of children, statuatory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault (person less than 13 years of age), aggravated indecent assault (person less than 16 years of age), rape (forceable compulsion), involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (person less than 16 years of age), involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (person less than 16 years of age), contact/communication with minor/sexual offense, indecent assault (person less than 16 years of age), indecent assault and corruption of minors.

The charges filed were for incidents between 1994 and 1997, but were not reported until Aug. 23 this year, according to a criminal complaint filed by Wilkinsburg police. He was arrested on Sept. 26. Miller faces a formal arraignment in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court at 1 p.m. Nov. 20.

In other cases heard by Hoots on Oct. 4:

  • Donna J. Slepak, 43, of 807 Crane Ave., Beechview, waived her right to a preliminary hearing on a charge of retail theft. According to a criminal complaint filed by Edgewood police, Slepak attempted to steal clothing valued at $266.98 from Kmart in Edgewood Towne Centre on May 16. Edgewood police responded after she had been taken into custody.
  • Wilbert Johnson, 36, of 837 Loyal Way, Arlington, was held for court on charges of simple assault, theft by unlawful taking-moveable property and harassment-subject other to physical contact. According to a criminal complaint, Wilkinsburg police filed the charges after Johnson was involved in an argument on July 22 and reportedly took the victim's cell phone.
  • Shamika Lynn Parks, 33, of the Hill District waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of driving under the influence (highest rate of alcohol, blood alcohol content .16+, second offense), driving under the influence (incapable of driving safely, second offense), driving with license suspended or revoked, and reckless driving in connection with a three-vehicle accident on Dec. 11, 2011 at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Graham Boulevard. According to a criminal complaint filed by Wilkinsburg police, an officer who responded to the accident reported that Parks appeared highly intoxicated but refused a breath analyzer test. She was taken to UPMC Mercy hospital after complaining of chest and head pain, and a minor chest laceration.
  • Alexander McClung, 52, of 7923 Susquehanna St., Wilkinsburg, was held for court on charges of driving under the influence (high rate of alcohol, blood alcohol content, .10 to .16, first offense) and driving under the influence/incapable of driving safely (first offense) after an accident on Feb. 17. According to a criminal complaint filed by Wilkinsburg police, McClung's vehicle struck another car at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Hay Street, pushing the victim's car into a fire hydrant. A woman passenger was injured. An officer responding to the scene noticed a strong odor of alcohol on McClung. Based on the results of a breath analyzer test, he was charged.
  • Donquea Nicole Brown, 22, of 303 Arbor Lane, Penn Hills, was held for court on charges of driving under the influence (highest rate of alcohol, blood alcohol content .16+, first offense), driving under the influence (incapable of driving safely, first offense), driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked and failure to stop at a stop sign. According to a criminal complaint filed by Wilkinsburg police, Brown failed to stop for a stop sign and the intersection of Center Street and Hill Avenue. The report indicates there was an apparent alcoholic beverage in the car. Brown failed a field sobriety test. A breath analyzer test showed a blood alcohol content of .16 and .154 percent, above the legal limit of .08.
  • Christopher Derek Wilson, 28, of 10 Highland Ave., Rankin, was held for court on charges of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver crack cocaine; intentional possession of a controlled substance by person not registered; and public drunkenness and similar misconduct in connection with an incident on Sept. 23. According to a criminal complaint filed by Wilkinsburg police, Wilson was found by officers laying on the ground, asleep and snoring at the corner of Hazel and Dell Way. During a search, police found a plastic bag containing a large piece of suspected crack cocaine, $272 cash and three cell phones.

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