Probe: UConn Knew Of Sex Abuse Claims Against Prof

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STORRS, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — University of Connecticut officials knew of sexual abuse allegations against a music professor a decade before taking action, putting students at the school and the community at risk, according to an independent investigative report released Wednesday.

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

Coffina said he found that some school officials, including the dean of the school of fine arts, knew as early as 2003 that the professor, Robert Miller, had been accused of misconduct with children, including the son of a professor. But, he found, “no one took appropriate action to ensure the safety of minors on campus or university students.”

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Miller was suspended from his $140,000-a-year job in June, months…

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