Yes, it’s personal.
While UConn grabs headlines, will a Michigan college finally remove the admitted child molester on its own music faculty?
The Associated Press reports today that UConn music professor Robert Miller has been put on administrative leave for the alleged sexual abuse of five boys from 1989 to 1992. What’s worse? School employees have known about the allegations for years.
University employees were notified several times between 2006 and 2011 of allegations that Miller had sexual contact with children, but it wasn’t until February of this year that school administrators were told of the claims, according to UConn officials and the state attorney general’s office.
Miller was finally placed on leave last month when higher-ups were told of the claims. Miller has also been accused of providing drugs and having sex with college students.
Yet, in Adrian, Michigan, Adrian College officials have known since 2003 that music professor Thomas Hodgman was the subject of a $1.6 million child molestation lawsuit. As a part of the settlement, Hodgman’s secret personnel documents were made public—including Hodgman’s signed confession saying that he molested the victim in the case, as well as another girl.
So why does UConn get all of the bad press? I believe that a closer look at Adrian College is far overdue.