Interesting twist to couple caught having sex in Charleston museum

The museum.
The museum.

By Cameron Easley - email<

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC/AP) - A man and a woman had a a sexual romp in the Charleston Museum police say -- and the man turned out to be a cocaine supplier in a famous case recently.

Charleston Police Department officers responded to an alarm call inside the museum on Meeting Street around 3 a.m.  Once inside, police said they found a 29-year-old man and a 22-year-old 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.

The man having sex, Michael L. Miller, 29, pleaded guilty three years ago to providing cocaine to former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, police say.

Miller and a 22-year-old Folly Beach woman were arrested around 3 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Charleston Museum.

Police say the couple told them they met at a nearby bar and went inside the museum after noticing an unlocked door.

Miller said in an email Thursday, "What can I say, I get around."

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.

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