Foreign students came to Reginald Wayne Miller’s Cathedral Bible College in Marion, South Carolina to receive a Christian education and learn English.
Instead, they received a harsh crash course on life in Christian Republican America: A world where human beings exist only for slave labor, and no one can hear you scream.
As it turns out, Miller forced foreign students at his supposedly Christian “Bible college” to live in substandard living conditions, work long hours for little or no pay, and — when students complained — he threatened them with deportation.
Myrtle Beach Online reports Reginald Wayne Miller, the pastor, founder, and college president has finally — since being accused three months ago — pleaded guilty to four felony charges.
Miller is pleading guilty to two felony charges of visa fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for each charge, and two felony charges of fraud in labor contracting, which carries maximum prison terms of five years for each charge.
All told, Miller is facing a combined 41 years in prison and more than $1 million in fines. No sentencing date has been scheduled. Miller, who lives in Marion, was arrested on March 21 and is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center pending a $250,000 secured bond.
The criminal complaint stemmed from interviews Homeland Security investigators conducted in May with at least eight Cathedral Bible College students. Those students told investigators that the classes offered at the college “were not real” and the main focus of the school is having students work full-time hours.
The eight-or-so students who filed legal complaints also say they lived in substandard conditions without basics like heat, hot water, or air conditioning.
The students also told investigators that their living conditions at the college were substandard, including long periods of time without any hot water, heat or air conditioning. They also stated that the food provided by the college “was expired or insufficient for consumption and nutrition,” according to court documents.
Miller’s got even MORE problems!
And — yuck — Miller’s last run-in with the law involved “lewdness and prostitution.”
That’s right — Myrtle Beach Online reports this is actually Miller’s “second run-in with law enforcement.”
In 2006, the Horry County Police Department charged Miller with lewdness and prostitution, saying he exposed himself to an undercover police officer in a bath house at Myrtle Beach State Park, according to a police report. Miller entered into a pre-trial intervention program and the charge ultimately was expunged.
Here’s the video with a news report from WSOCTV.