Ohio band director pleads not guilty to sexual battery

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NEWARK -- A central Ohio band director accused of inappropriate conduct with three students has pleaded not guilty to charges that include sexual battery.

Anthony Miller of Westerville filed a written not guilty plea Tuesday in Licking County.

Authorities say the charges against the 32-year-old Miller reflect his conduct with three females who were students at Newark High School. Miller is an assistant band director there and has been suspended without pay.

The charges refer to conduct dating as far back as August 2010 and as recent as June 2013.

Miller also is accused of disseminating inappropriate photographs.

A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with Miller's attorney, Brad Koffel.

Koffel tells The Advocate in Newark his client is remorseful and is looking to come to a plea agreement with prosecutors.

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