Malone youth advocate worker charged with rape

MALONE – A woman who works for the Franklin County Youth Advocate Program was arrested Friday for allegedly engaging in sex acts with two underage boys who were clients at the facility.

Michelle A. Miller, 26, of Malone, was charged with two counts of third-degree rape, a class E felony, and two counts of third-degree criminal sexual act. Both charges are class E felonies.

“While Miller was employed by the Franklin County Youth Advocate Program, she engaged in sexual conduct with two male clients under the age of seventeen,” Malone-based state police said in a news release.

Miller was arraigned in Bangor town court and released to the supervision of the county probation department.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Based in Malone, the Franklin County Youth Advocate Program is one of roughly 20 similar programs across the state run by Youth Advocate Programs Inc. The nonprofit organization provides support for youth invoved in the juvenile justice system, and youth and families in the child welfare system, with behavioral health needs, developmental disabilities and school and educational challenges, according to its website.