Thursday, 25 December 2008

Ex-doctor to be released

Associated Press - December 24, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Altus doctor who allegedly brought his child bride to Oklahoma in 2004 is scheduled to be released from custody tomorrow after more than three years in jail.

A federal judge has ordered 51-year-old Alexander Miles to be released to a halfway house in Oklahoma City.

Miles was indicted after traveling to Cambodia in 2001 to meet a 14-year-old girl who he later married and brought to the U.S. using false papers and later moved to Altus.

The original charges against him were dismissed after a judge found the indictment did not charge him with a crime under Oklahoma law.

Prosecutors refiled the charge and Miles appealed. He claims double jeopardy prohibits the filing of new charges.

Judges on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in March 2007 but have not issued a ruling and the case is still pending.

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