Former Winnetonka HS campus supervisor charged with child enticement

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LIBERTY, Mo. -- A former Winnetonka High School campus supervisor is facing charges in Clay County after he allegedly had inappropriate sexual conversations with two students, ages 14 and 15 years old.

Joshua M. Miller

Joshua M. Miller, 35, was charged on April 10 with two counts of child enticement after authorities say he sent messages of a sexual nature to the teenage students.

Court records state that Miller first met one student when she was a freshman at Winnetonka, where Miller was working as a campus supervisor and the school chaperone for the school's barbecue club, which the student joined.

Miller contacted the student using the club's texting application to tell her about a Facebook account he had under a false name. The two then began communicating via Facebook Messenger to Miller's secret account, investigators said.

The investigation revealed that Miller had sent photos of himself with his shirt off and asked the teen questions of a sexual nature. He later told her that he was going to be at the Smithville Barbecue Competition and he would try to get some time for them to be alone in his trailer.

The messages, which were all allegedly sent in January and February, were eventually discovered by a family member who recognized Miller in photos as the Winnetonka campus supervisor, and authorities were alerted.

Investigators also interviewed another female student, who told them she was waiting for her father to pick her up after school when she says Miller began talking to her. She says he was clearing the school of students and told her that a Winnetonka cheerleader had offered to have oral sex with him. He allegedly told the girl that if they had sex together, he would not tell anyone.

Miller admitted to investigators that he kept the secret Facebook account and had been sending sexual messages to the girl. He also told investigators that he told the student to delete all the messages.

Miller has been released on a $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 11.

In a statement, North Kansas City Schools said they received a report that Miller, a former campus supervisor at Winnetonka High School, was charged with six counts of enticement of a minor.

"Mr. Miller resigned from Winnetonka in December, 2016.  The district administration had no knowledge of any alleged wrongdoing on his part at the time of his resignation," Susan Hiland, media and public relations director, said.

Miller is the third man from Winnetonka accused of a sex crime since March of 2016. Former principal Matthew Lindsey was charged in Ray County with two counts of statutory rape stemming from alleged incidents in the late 1990's.

Former football coach Jarrett Morris is accused of possessing and furnishing child pornography, and attempting to have sexual contact with a student.

Both of those cases are still pending; neither have been found guilty or innocent yet.

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