Update: Daniel Miller, 44, of Inwood, was arraigned Friday afternoon on a charge of criminal sexual act in the first degree.
Nassau County Judge Helen Voutsinas has set bail at $2 million bond or $1 million cash. Miller is represented by Nancy Bartling, Esq. and is due back in court on April 24.
Nassau Police arrested an Inwood man for allegedly drugging a teenage employee at his religious goods store and then proceeding to have sexual relations with the male victim.
According to the Special Victims Squad, the incident occurred on Jan. 3 at Botanica Inle Osain, an Inwood store owned by Daniel Miller. Miller, 44, allegedly intentionally drugged a 17-year-old male employee on his first day as an employee at the store.
Police stated that the victim was given a cup containing a liquid mixed with Lorazepam, by the defendant and was told to drink it. The victim was allegedly unaware that he was being drugged. At approximately 4 a.m., the victim awoke and found himself in the defendant’s home, police said. The defendant then drove the victim home, where he notified police.
Special Victims Squad detectives arrested Miller on Thursday at his Inwood residence. He is being charged with Criminal Sexual Act 1st Degree.
The defendant complained of chest pain and was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted. He will be arraigned when practical.