Invisible Children

2 Girls by Terry Miles

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

Terry Miles

Two girls—G. (age 14) and B. (age 7)—were abducted by G.’s homeschool teacher, Terry Miles. Miles also sexually assaulted G.

Miles met G. and began grooming her while she was visiting her father in Louisiana during the summer of 2017. According to G.’s father, “[Miles] knew [G.] for one day or something like that and then they’re hugging;” G. testified that Miles sexually assaulted her the first day they met and continued to assault her every day for a month. In fall 2017, G. convinced her mother, Tonya Bates, to allow Miles to move into the Round Rock, Texas home Bates shared with her daughters. Miles was G.’s homeschool teacher and continued to sexually assault her.

On December 29, 2017, Miles lied to Bates, telling her that G. wanted to marry Miles. Following an altercation, Bates was found dead—probably murdered by Miles, as suggested by the evidence. Miles then kidnapped the girls in Bates’s car and transported them to a rural campground near Trinidad, Colorado, where he sexually assaulted G. The girls were rescued on January 3, 2018, after authorities spotted their vehicle.

Miles was found guilty of kidnapping and transportation of a minor for sex; he was sentenced to life in prison.

Date: December 29, 2017
Round Rock, Texas


Documents: Date:
Missing Round Rock girls found safe in Colorado, suspect in custody 01-03-2018
Man who took Round Rock girls says he found mom dead 01-04-2018
Father of Round Rock girl found in Colorado believes suspect was stalking her 01-04-2018
Sordid details discussed In Round Rock kidnapping trial 01-30-2018
Girl testifies she was in closet while Terry Miles argued with mother 01-31-2018
Man accused of abducting two Round Rock girls indicted by federal grand jury 02-06-2018
Witness: Girl told therapist Terry Miles did not kidnap her 02-12-2018
Terry Miles found guilty of kidnapping two Round Rock sisters 02-12-2018
Terry Miles Sentenced to Life in Prison 05-21-2019