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It took nearly two years, but the case involving a census worker accused of rape came to an end last week in Washington Superior Court.
Judge Frank Newkirk sentenced Daniel Miller to 40 years with five suspended after he entered a blind plea.
Miller was a census worker charged with burglary resulting in bodily injury, a class A felony and rape of a victim mentally disabled such that consent was not possible.
According to reports, Miller, was a census worker in May 2009 and had stopped by the victim’s house early in the day on May 4, 2010 and then allegedly returned around 4:30 a.m. where he broke in, and beat and raped the 21-year-old physically disabled woman who lives at the residence with her mother.
It didn’t take law enforcement officers long to locate Miller as articles of clothing were allegedly left on the floor.
“We are very pleased to have such a strong sentence for this heinous crime,” said Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin.
Miller was arrested a short time later and his been incarcerated at the Washington County Detention Center since.
He will now be transferred to the Indiana Department of Corrections. 
--George Browning