Mt. Pleasant Man Made 2-Hour Drive to Des Moines to Meet Minor – Update

A Mt. Pleasant man was arrested on September 21st by Des Moines Police for enticing a minor. KILJ now has more information.

Paul Miller engaged in conversation with what he believed to be a 14-year-old girl in an online chat room. He was actually speaking with an undercover Des Moines Police Officer, who posed as a minor.

Miller made the 2-hour trek to Des Moines to meet with what he thought was an underage girl, with the intent of committing sexual acts. Instead, he met police officers who subsequently placed him under arrest.

As a result, Paul Wesley Miller, 48 of Mt. Pleasant, was charged with enticing a minor under 16 for sexual purposes, a class D felony. Miller was also given an Order of Protection, which prohibits him from engaging in conversation with unattended minors and requires his absence from spots that minors typically hang around. His bond was set at $50,000. A formal reading of his charges is scheduled for Thursday, November 9th, 2023.