Patz Handyman Allegedly Raped Niece

Othniel Miller, a handyman who allegedly gave long-missing Etan Patz a dollar before he disappeared 33 years ago, is also accused of raping his niece, authorities have confirmed. Miller’s ex-wife told the FBI last year that she divorced him after learning about the abuse, and Miller’s niece confirmed the ex-wife’s allegation to the FBI this week. The rape claim was part of the reason that authorities conducted a search of Miller’s basement workshop for Patz, though the search ended yesterday when no human remains were found.