NILES — Martell Miller already faces sex and extortion charges. Now, two new charges in an unrelated case will go to trial.
Miller sat in the same spot in Judge Scott Scofield's courtroom a month ago when he faced five sex and extortion charges for his alleged role in forcing an underage girl to have sex in order to stop a sex video from appearing on Facebook.
He's in court again to face two new charges from an unrelated case — third-degree felony criminal sexual conduct charge and another count in the fourth degree.
Miller's mother listened as the 16-year-old victim told the court Martell forced himself on her in the Niles High School hallway near her locker.
"He grabbed my upper arms and tried to kiss me," said the alleged victim. "I didn't want to."
Miller, at times, looked upset as the victim talked about what happened on February 11.
"I didn't want to do it. He continued to do so," she continued.
The victim went into great detail about the way Miller inappropriately touched her. During cross-examination, Miller's lawyer, Shannon Sible, asked the victim why she waited three months to report the alleged attack around the same time Miller was facing the sex and extortion charges.
"It was still eating at me," said the victim. "I thought I could forget about it, but that's all everybody could talk about. I got the best of me, and I needed to tell somebody."
Sible also questioned the victim about her perceived reputation, her relationship with Miller, and her contact with Miller on Facebook following the reported incident."
Miller heads to trial for these new charges on November 29.
Miller and Parnell Martin, Trey Nichols and Martise Washington will appear in court October 21 for the Facebook sex case.
The Niles trial court clerk told WSBT the case file has not been updated to determine whether the teens will be tried together or separately.