MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Five boys told a Shelby County judge a Sheffield High School teacher tried to pay them for sex. The boys testified at a hearing for Darrin Miller on January 10, 2012. The case will now go before the grand jury.
WARNING: TESTIMONY CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE
The five teens had nearly identical stories to how they were approached, and they all accused Miller.
"He had a dildo in his mouth," one victim testified.
"He pulled out a dildo and started sucking it," said another victim.
Again, a third victim testified, "While he was doing that, he was sucking on a dildo."
All five boys, ages 13 to 17, told the judge they were stopped by a man in a purple car on their way to school.
"He showed me some money and I said, 'I don't sell no drugs,'" a teen testified. "He said, 'This isn't for drugs.'"
For months Memphis police officers were searching for the man in the purple car. Then they found Miller; his car matched, the boys identified him, and they found a sex toy matching the boys' descriptions in his glove compartment.
One victim stated, "He was making comments like, I was handsome and he said I have a nice physique."
It was enough evidence to get the case moved forward, while the high school theater teacher stays behind bars.
The judge denied Miller's request to a reduced bond, and prosecutors plan to bring 10 charges of soliciting sex from a minor against the teacher.