A Shreveport man charged with sexual attacks on an 11-year-old girl beginning almost two years ago pleaded guilty to the charges in Caddo District Court Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Thomas Leroy Miller, 31, was in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s courtroom for a motions hearing when he pleaded guilty to sexual battery on a minor under the age of 13.

If convicted, Miller faced imprisonment for at least 25 years and up to 99 years on each of the two charges against him. The defense waived all sentencing delays and Miller immediately was sentenced to 30 years in prison at hard labor. He also must register as a sex offender.

During the plea, Miller admitted that the allegations made against him were true.

Miller was arrested May 23, 2017, after investigation into the attacks, which began in February 2016 and continued through the end of March 2017. Miller was a friend of the victim’s family. The parents of the victim notified police after the victim disclosed the assaults to another relative, who then told the girl’s parents.

Miller was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ron C. Stamps. He was defended by Michelle Andrepont.