A 15-year-old foster boy testified today that Michael C. Miller threatened to stab him with a knife if he didn't perform a sex act on him the night of Sept. 25.
Miller, 41, is charged with rape, kidnapping and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in connection with incidents on Franklin Street and a stairwell near the front door of League Elementary School. Miller's accuser said he had been playing with a knife on a friend's porch when Miller approached him, identified himself as "Chuck Lawrence," then "fell on me," making him drop the knife, which Miller picked up before the boy said he could reach it.
Four police officers and the boy's former foster father testified Miller smelled of alcohol, was swaying, had slurred speech and wasn't "making much sense" moments after the suspected crime. Norwalk Police Officer Jared Ferris said he found the boy's open knife in Miller's front pants pocket when the suspect was arrested at the intersection of East League and Wooster streets.