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School athletic director in West Kendall is charged with more sex crimes

The former athletic director of a West Kendall charter school was arrested again Friday and charged with seven more sex crimes after a second victim, a 17-year-old girl, told police they had a sexual relationship.

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, now faces seven counts of unlawful sexual activity with a specified minor.

Those charges are in addition to the two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child for the first victim, a 12-year-old girl.

According to police, in the first case, 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.

In the second case with the 17-year-old, he is accused of having sexual relations with her between May and August 2011. 

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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