Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Ruskin electrician pleads guilty in sexual assault case

Adam Silva Millan, 52, of Ruskin, pleaded guilty Monday to burglary and assault charges. He was arrested in May for brutally attacking a woman in her home. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Adam Silva Millan, 52, of Ruskin, pleaded guilty Monday to burglary and assault charges. He was arrested in May for brutally attacking a woman in her home. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

RIVERVIEW — A Ruskin electrician admitted in court Monday that he violently attacked and tried to sexually assault a customer when she let him into her home to make repairs.

Adam Silva Millan, 52, a former employee of Big Daddy Electric in Land O' Lakes, pleaded guilty to charges of burglary of a dwelling with assault or battery, sexual battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment. Judge Mark Kiser will decide Millan's fate at an Aug. 10 hearing. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Court records refer to Millan's victim only as "Jane Doe" and say she was alone in her home in Riverview's South Fork subdivision on May 18 when Millan and Big Daddy Electric owner Aaron Allen arrived to finish some repairs.

The two left the home to get "additional supplies," records said, and then Millan returned alone. He told the woman to flip a circuit breaker in her garage and then pulled out a knife as he put his arm around her neck and pulled her to the ground, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said

Millan dropped the knife and began beating the woman's face, breaking her nose and leaving large cuts on her knees, the sheriff's office said. He removed some of her clothing and tried to cover her mouth with electrical tape but fled before he could carry out an attempted assault, records said. He drove away when two neighbors heard the woman's screams and ran into the garage.

Millan already had a lengthy criminal record before the May 18 attack, state records show. He spent 10 to 20 years in prison after a 1998 manslaughter conviction in New York and moved to Florida a week after his release in 2008.

A 2012 parole violation for dealing in stolen property sent Millan back to New York for a three-month prison stay, but by last November he had completed all required check-in's with law enforcement.

A hearing is scheduled for August 15 in a negligence lawsuit the woman filed against Big Daddy Electric and owner Allen for hiring Millan despite his lengthy criminal record. The case is currently set for trial early next year, said Allen's lawyer, Peter Molinelli.

Times staff writer Sara DiNatale contributed to this report. Contact Anastasia Dawson at adawson@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3377. Follow @adawsonwrites.

Ruskin electrician pleads guilty in sexual assault case 06/19/17 [Last modified: Monday, June 19, 2017 6:18pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Former Rays/current Cubs manager Joe Maddon featured on NBC Sunday news show

    Blogs

    Former Rays and current Cubs manager Joe Maddon will be featured on this week's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" show at 7 p.m. on NBC, the Harry Smith interview covering not just Maddon's on-field accomplishments but his extensive efforts to help his hometown of Hazleton, Pa.

    "Here's what's so …

    Joe Maddon talking with NBC News' Harry Smith.
  2. For starters: Souza returns to lineup

    Blogs

     

  3. Actor John Heard dies at age 72

    Blogs

    John Heard, who played so many roles in the '80s but was probably best known as the dad in the Home Alone movies, has died, according to media reports. He was 72.

  4. Linkin Park cancel tour, including Tampa concert, after death of singer Chester Bennington

    Blogs

    This news is not a surprise, but it is now official: Linkin Park has canceled their upcoming North American tour following this week's death of singer Chester Bennington.

    Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
  5. Nurse backs Kriseman in St. Pete mayor's race

    Blogs

    Council member Karl Nurse has endorsed Mayor Rick Kriseman.

    St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman, left, is seen with Karl Nurse in the combination of two images.