Child molester will remain in jailDate: October 05, 2005
A federal prosecutor says Noel Miller's boyfriend, who's accused of possessing child porn, molested a girl when he was a teenager.
Cedar Rapids, Ia. — Casey Frederiksen was convicted as a juvenile of sexually molesting a girl, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
Frederiksen, 26, was ordered during a detention hearing to remain in the Linn County Jail until his trial on a child pornography charge.
Frederiksen lived with Noel Miller, the mother of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller, whose body was found July 6 in the Cedar River. He is the father of Evelyn's two younger brothers, who also lived in the apartment. Frederiksen was the only adult home July 1, when Evelyn was reported missing.
Floyd County authorities ruled Evelyn's death a homicide but have made no arrests in the case.
Noel Miller attended the hearing Monday. Also in the courtroom were Frederiksen's father, mother and sister.
Frederiksen's father, Dennis King, said after leaving the courtroom that his son is innocent of the child pornography charge.
"I don't think all the truth is known about the case," he said. He declined to comment further.
In arguing that Frederiksen should remain in jail, prosecutors told the judge Monday that Frederiksen admitted to Charles City police in 1992, when he was 13, that he had sexually molested a girl.
Frederiksen is accused of possessing more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer hard drive, including movie clips depicting the sexual abuse of children. Prosecutors said Frederiksen had tried at one point to hide the hard drive from authorities by giving the device to a neighbor.
"There are more movies on this hard drive than any I've ever seen in other cases I've prosecuted," Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Berry told U.S. Magistrate Judge John Jarvey during the hearing.
A federal grand jury indictment filed last week contained no details about the children shown in the computer images.
Berry said Monday that Noel Miller had at one point discovered Frederiksen watching a film clip of naked teens on his computer. Berry said Miller moved out after discovering a file containing sexually explicit images of children, returning only after Frederiksen assured her the images were the result of a computer virus.
Frederiksen's attorney, Assistant Public Federal Defender Jane Kelly, argued her client was not a threat to society. She said Frederiksen had been seeing a psychologist, who said that Frederiksen was not a danger to others.
On Sept. 21, Charles City police responded to reports that Frederiksen had tried to commit suicide. Prosecutors said Frederiksen, who had cut his left forearm, fought police who tried to take him to the hospital for treatment.
Miller said she attended the hearing in support of Frederiksen. At one point before the judge entered the courtroom, Miller said out loud: "Please let him go, Sean," referring to Berry. Frederiksen, in an orange jumpsuit and shackles, turned to Miller at another point, smiled and mouthed "I love you."
A trial has been set for Dec. 5.
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