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State police searching for 'additional information' on UConn professor

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The University of Connecticut released  the following photo of Robert Miller after a freedom of information request from Eyewitness News. The University of Connecticut released the following photo of Robert Miller after a freedom of information request from Eyewitness News.
STORRS, CT (WFSB) -

State police are asking the public for "additional information" about a University of Connecticut professor accused of inappropriate sexual contact with children.

Robert Miller, 66, has been placed on paid administrative leave in June after accusations involving children at a Connecticut summer camp and at school out of state.

A few days later a UConn student came forward to a faculty member.

According to court documents, "the student was not surprised to hear about the faculty member's being investigated by police because the faculty member was known to have visited freshmen dorms, provided drugs to students and had sex with students."

State police said they are continuing to investigate Miller, but no charges have been filed at this time.

During their investigation, state police said they "yielded useful information and has led them to additional victims."

Anyone with an information about Miller or the case is asked to call state police at 860-896-3233.

UConn officials said they're taking the allegations seriously against Miller, who has worked at UConn for roughly 30 years and even served as head of Uconn's music department from 1999 to 2003.

Following the accusations against Miller, the UConn Board of Trustees established a new policy where faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut are prohibited from having "romantic relationships."

"The power difference between faculty and staff as compared to students means that any romantic relationship between a faculty or staff member and a student is potentially exploitative or could at any time be perceived as exploitative," said UConn President Susan Herbst in a statement after the board's decision.

The university is investigating all claims against Miller.

Miller also worked with the hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford in the early 90's. Camp leaders previously said they're aware of the investigation but don't have any comment at this time.

For more information on the new UConn policy, click the following link.

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