Constantine man sentenced in plea deal

A 40-year-old Constantine man was sentenced to prison last week on charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Michael Paul Miller will serve 10 to 30 years after pleading guilty to the charge and as a habitual offender following a series of incidents with an underage girl that ended in 2020.

Miller had previously denied anything happened with the now-14-year-old girl until he failed a polygraph test, after which he admitted the crimes.

The girl told investigators Miller had been in an inappropriate relationship with her starting in 2019 until just before Christmas last year, when police became involved.

The Michigan Department of Corrections recommended Judge Paul Stutesman’s sentence based on a plea deal that allowed the victim to not have to testify in court.

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