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School athletic director accused of sexual battery is arrested and released

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. 

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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