Miami-Dade Police said the athletic director of a West Kendall charter school, who was on the run and wanted for sexual battery on a child, was apprehended in Polk County and extradited to Miami-Dade County, where he was released after posting a $7,500 bond.
Paul Michael Mira, 29, of the 13400 block of West Calusa Drive in West Kendall, who worked as the athletic director of Archimedean Middle Conservatory-Archimedean Upper Conservatory at 12425 SW 72nd St. in West Kendall, was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child.
According to police, he used his position at work to engage in unlawful sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl between October and Nov. 3 at different locations. A police investigation began on Nov. 9 and a warrant for his arrest was issued on Nov. 22. On Dec. 12, police in Polk County arrested him and he was brought to Miami-Dade County on Dec. 16.
School officials previously told reporters that Mira was suspended with pay pending the outcome of the case.
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If you have any further information regarding this case, the subject or any other possible victims, you are urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305.471.8477.
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