When she woke, hungover and sore, around 2 or 3 p.m. on August 4, 2010, the 17-year-old's boyfriend Elric Shawn Millner said he had something to show her. According to court documents, these were videos he had taken the night before, footage he shot while she was blackout drunk thanks to booze the then-22-year-old Millner had plied her with.
According to the documents, the footage shows Millner forcing the girl to perform various sex acts, including, at one point, anal sex. Drunk as she was, the girl had coherence enough to tell Millner that was something she did not want to do. According to the complaint, Millner proceeded anyway. When the girl asked him to stop and told him that it hurt, he refused to stop and told her that "she liked it."
In another portion of the videos, the girl vomited violently and urinated on herself while Millner laughed.
The girl told no one about these videos until 2011, when she shared her memories of that awful day with her new boyfriend, a former Marine military policeman. After getting over what we imagine must have been a murderous fury, the ex-MP decided on a cunning, and utterly legal, revenge plot, one that only culminated last week.
First, he convinced his girlfriend that, by law, she had been raped, and not just disgustingly taken advantage of, in that video, and that they should take the case to police.
Next, the new boyfriend pretended to befriend Millner. This he accomplished by going to Miller's apartment, allegedly to commiserate about what a bitch Millner's ex was. At some point, the videos came up, and Millner and the new boyfriend decided they would watch them together.
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After all, what better way to bond about a woman they shared and now both disliked than to watch Millner allegedly violate the girl? That was what Millner thought, apparently, because the two of them sat down for a shared viewing.
Once the MP saw them, he saw that she had not been exaggerating. There really was what he believed was a sexual assault on that tape.
Once again, he choked back his rage, this time long enough to get out, return to his girlfriend's side, and persuade her to contact police.
Which she did. Millner, who appears to believe himself a swashbuckling pirate (judging from his goofy Facebook page), is currently in Harris County Jail facing sexual assault charges. Bond has not been set.