In the Pasadena Courthouse This Week

Published : Monday, January 21, 2019 | 5:41 AM

This week, two high-profile Pasadena criminal cases will move forward in Pasadena Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Here’s an update and profile of each of these cases.

 
Preliminary Hearing Setting for Anthony Joseph Miller, January 23

Anthony Joseph Miller, 52, of Pasadena, is charged with counts of forcible rape, two counts each of forcible oral copulation, sodomy by use of force and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime and one count each of sexual battery by restraint and false imprisonment by violence.

The charges stem from accusations that he reportedly sexually assaulted a woman in 2011 and four more victims in August and September of this year, according to prosecutors. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges on October 1.

If convicted as charged, Miller faces more than 270 years to life in state prison. He is currently in custody with bail set at more than $10 million.

 
Preliminary Hearing for Johnny Paul Siganoff, aka John Siganoff, John Szabo, and Frank Siganoff, January 24

Johnny Paul Siganoff, 33, aka John Siganoff, John Szabo and Frank Siganoff of Phoenix, Arizona, is charged with one felony count each driving or taking a vehicle without consent, carjacking, assault upon a peace officer, two felony counts of attempted carjacking and three felony counts of resisting an officer.

The District Attorney’s Office said he stole a car from a gas station clerk in Mission Viejo on May 30. The defendant later crashed into two vehicles on the 134 Freeway at Harvey Drive in Glendale and reportedly tried to carjack those two vehicles before returning to the car he had previously carjacked and fleeing. He was pursued and was arrested after a struggle near Riverside Drive and the 134 Freeway in Burbank.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment on June 4, 2018.

Siganoff faces a possible maximum sentence of more than nine years in state prison if convicted as charged. Bail is set at $300,000.

Deputy District Attorney Iliana Alvarez is prosecuting.

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