While Palm Beach County discovered that the secret life of former WPTV-Channel 5 weatherman Rob Lopicola included text-messaging sickening words to boys legally too young to hear them, the hair-raising sex case of a resident of the swanky North Palm Beach neighborhood of Old Port Cove worked its way through the justice system.
And if Stuart Michael Miller is convicted of the two counts of sexual assault, 47 counts of video voyeurism, two counts of battery and four counts of possession of an opiate leveled against him, he’ll be remembered as one of the all time creeps of Palm Beach County.
Miller, 61, is accused of drugging his adult son and his girlfriend with sleep-inducing medicine in chocolate ice cream then photographing them in various sexual positions as they slept.
He’s accused of drugging his wife’s 32-year-old mentally disabled daughter and do the same — with him as a participant.
And he allegedly videotaped girls 16 and 17 in his bathroom with a camera made to look like an air-freshener.
And how did authorities get wind of Miller’s alleged hobbies earlier this year? That’s a story in itself!
According to reports by the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Miller was known to hook up on Craigslist with men whom he wanted to watch having sex with his wife as she slept!
Two of those men became confidential informants and reported to authorities what they’d seen and heard at the Lakeshore Drive condo — a short putt away from where golfer Tiger Woods docks his yacht, Privacy.
Both informants went to Miller’s condo after responding to an online ad. When they got there, they were asked by Miller to have sex with his wife of less than six month, Ronit Pryor, 60, while she slept on the bed.
One man obliged one time, and the other returned four times. And every night they visited Miller’s place, the wife appeared sound asleep, or semi-conscious — and wouldn’t acknowledged the men’s presence.
While Pryor told investigators that she fully consented to the activity, some of the things the studs heard from Miller raised alarm bells.
One informant said Miller showed him a video and photos of a younger woman passed out on the bed, with various parts of her body fully exposed. Miller told the same informant that he shot videos of underage girls in his bathroom, with a camera inside the pin-hole of a spray can.
The other informant, the one who became a regular, never returned to the condo because Miller asked him to have sex with both Pryor and her 32-year-old daughter, who is mentally handicapped.
Deputies interviewed that woman, who lives in Coconut Creek in Broward County. She recognized herself on some photos that Miller took of her in the nude. She told law enforcement officials she never gave her consent for the photos to be snapped and said Miller often gave her (the sleep-inducing cold medicine) NyQuil — although it tasted different from the NyQuil she was used to.
Miller allegedly admitted to having sex with his step daugther twice over the past year, something that the step daughter denied knowing anything about.
What’s more, deputies found out Miller laced chocolate ice cream with sleeping medicine and gave it to his 30-year-old son and 22-year-old girlfriend in June 2010.
When both were sound asleep on the bed, Miller is allegedly took photos and video of them nude and in suggestive sexual positions.
Deputies did find sleeping medicine in liquid form in Miller’s fridge: “When questioned as to a bottle of prescribed medication found in the freezer directly behind a quart of ice cream,” a PBSO report reads, ”Miller stated he ‘sometimes’ used the medication to help him sleep.”
When deputies closed in on Miller in March, he barricaded himself in a motel near Old Port Cove and tried to commit suicide. He tried to slash his own throat then stuck the knife into an electrical outlet. He survived.
Miller’s been held at the county lockup since then on $500,000-bond. He is scheduled to be before Judge Jeffrey Colbath for a hearing next month. His attorney has not returned calls.