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      Bond set for head of Marion Bible college arrested for forced labor

      Dr. Reginald Wayne Miller, head of Marion Cathedral Bible College, was arrested Wednesday night on forced labor charges.

      A federal judge set bond at $250,000 for Dr. Reginald Wayne Miller during a detention hearing Friday at the Florence Federal Court House.

      Miller was arrested Wednesday on forced labor charges related to students at Marion Catherdral Bible College, which he is the head of.

      The bond agreement says h e has to stay away from Marion Cathedral Bible College and away from its former and current students.

      A condition of his bond also requires him to be placed on electronic monitoring.

      Miller is also not allowed to access the immigration system used to monitor the progress of his students

      Federal investigators said this investigation is ongoing because there could be more victims.

      Miller voluntarily surrendered his passport to federal authorities, and his attorney said they will try to raise the money to make bail.

      The investigation of Miller began this week and resulted in his arrest Wednesday night.

      According to the college website, the Marion campus on North Main Street was purchased in the fall of 2012. The school opened in January 2013.

      The website says at one point the Bible College was located in Myrtle Beach.

      The website also says Miller helped start over 30 churches and trained scores of individuals for the ministry.

      According to federal authorities, the eight students who were interviewed said Miller threatened expulsion and therefore termination of their legal presence in the United States for noncompliance with his demands.

      The students worked on the Marion campus as part of student visas and the warrant says they were paid below minimum wage. It also says they endured work schedules that were outside the bounds of those permitted by federal regulations.

      The students performed work under hostile conditions and duress and that they were not paid and lived in conditions that were substandard, according to the warrant. It adds that the students endured long periods of no hot water, heat and air conditioning and food that was expired or insufficient for consumption and nutrition.