Museum sex suspect was Ravenel's cocaine supplier

Michael L. Miller (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Michael L. Miller (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say the man who pleaded guilty three years ago to providing cocaine to former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel has been charged with trespassing after being caught having sex in a Charleston museum.

According to police, 29-year-old Michael L. Miller and a 22-year-old Folly Beach woman were arrested around 3 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Charleston Museum.

Charleston police officers responded to an alarm call inside the museum on Meeting Street around 3 a.m.  Once inside, police said they found Miller and the woman having sex on the floor of the Round Room.

The incident report states that the man was completely naked and the woman was partially clothed, apparently unaware that her underwear was attached to the bottom of her shoe.

Officers said that the intercourse appeared to be consensual, as the woman "appeared to be enjoying the act."

Police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the couple's breath, who said they had met at a downtown Charleston bar and grill and were walking down Meeting Street when they noticed an open door to the museum.

Both offenders were arrested and charged with trespassing.

Prosecutors say Miller has completed his probation from his 10-month sentence for providing cocaine to Ravenel, so he won't face additional penalties in that case.

Copyright WCSC 2011.  All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.