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UConn Knew Of Sex Abuse Claims Against Professor, Independent Investigation Finds

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — An independent investigation has found University of Connecticut officials knew of sexual abuse allegations against a music professor a decade before taking action.

Scott Coffina, a former White House counsel and assistant U.S. attorney, presented his findings Wednesday to the school's Board of Trustees.

His investigation finds that the professor, Robert Miller of Mansfield, engaged in misconduct, including parties involving alcohol with students at a house he had in Vermont.

The investigation also finds that some school officials knew Miller had been accused of abusing children. None of the key officials cited in the report still work in those positions at UConn.

Miller has not been charged with a crime. He has not commented on the allegations and has been on leave since the allegations came to light last summer.

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