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Alleged Religious Shop Rapist Daniel Miller Has 10 Prior Convictions, Pentagon-Esque Home Surveillance System


Last week, we told you about Daniel Miller, the owner of a shop in Long Island that sells religious goods — and how he’s currently accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a teenage boy who worked in is shop. Turns out, this is far from the first time Miller’s been in trouble — and the surveillance system he has setup at his house rivals the Pentagon’s (according to his neighbor, anyway).

Click here if you missed our story last week. In short, Miller’s accused of drugging a teen boy who worked in his shop with alcohol and Lorazepam, taking him to back to his house, and sexually assaulting him. The kicker: it was the victim’s first day working for Miller at Botanica, a religious goods store on Mott Street in Inwood.

WABC went out to Long Island over the weekend and grabbed some B-roll of Miller’s house — which is guarded by six surveillance cameras — and caught up with a few of his neighbors.

From WABC:

Neighboring business owners say they see lots of activity in and out of the house at all hours of the night.

“It’s a lot of attention for someone who’s just a popular person,” a neighbor said.

“I find it to be a little sketchy that he has surveillance cameras that you would find at a bank or the Pentagon. So when you see something like that I think it’s a red flag by itself,” another neighbor said.

As we mentioned, Miller also has a pretty lengthy rap sheet — he has 10 convictions for various crimes in Nassau County alone ranging from sexual abuse to drug possession.

For his latest alleged crime, Miller is charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, a class-B felony. His bail has been set at $2 million.

Attempts to reach Miller this afternoon were unsuccessful.

See video from WABC below. Check out Miller’s Facebook page here (there’s pictures of kids — it’s creepy).

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