LOS ANGELES—Michael Miller, a prominent figure in the Los Angeles youth basketball community, was arrested on Monday, October 27 on suspicion of sexual battery and illegally filming young players while using the bathroom at his East Hollywood home.
Miller is currently the owner and head coach of the Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy, a program premised on elevating local student’s basketball and academic performance.
He allegedly filmed at least four students using a hidden camera in his bathroom. He faces eights misdemeanor counts of illegal filming and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery. All four victims that have come forward are adults.
Miller served as LACC’s athletic director and men’s basketball coach, leading the team to 14 consecutive South Coast Conference championships and two national titles before his dismissal in the midst of a fraud investigation in 2009.
During his tenure at LACC, he was also accused of sexual harassment by the school’s baseball coach. Miller is currently out on $50,000 bail and is believed to have returned to his East Hollywood home.
Anyone with further information on the case is asked to contact the LAPD Juvenile Division, Sexually Exploited Child Unit at (213) 486-0580.