Published July 15, 2013
HARTFORD, Conn. – A University of Connecticut professor is under investigation amid allegations of sexual misconduct and child molestation.
UConn officials announced the investigations of 66-year-old Robert Miller on Monday. He hasn't been charged with any crime.
According to UConn officials and the state attorney general's office, university employees were notified as far back as 2006 that Miller had sexual contact with children, but it wasn't until February of this year that school administrators were told of the claims. Miller was placed on administrative leave last month and barred from campus.
Officials say a student reported that Miller had sex with UConn students, visited freshman dorms and provided drugs to students. It's not clear when that allegedly happened.
And a state police search warrant says five men allege Miller molested them more than two decades ago when they were attending a camp started by Paul Newman for ill children, where Miller was a counselor.