A 22-year-old Taylorville man was arrested for criminal sexual assault Thursday after luring a high school student to a meeting by convincing him he was a Taylorville police officer.
Nicholas Millman used a social media platform and exchanged texts with the teen, Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler said Sunday.
Millman was also arrested for sexual exploitation of a child, harassment and impersonating a police officer.
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Wheeler said Millman used the names of Taylorville police officers with the student. Millman also told the student he was being investigated as a ruse to collect DNA, Wheeler added.
“The child’s grades were dropping and he was not acting properly,” Wheeler said. “Eventually, he told the school what was happening. The school contacted us and we began investigating.”
Millman made a full confession to detectives after being taken into custody, Wheeler said.
Millman has been under investigation since October.
An online search indicated Millman had no criminal record in Christian County.
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This article originally appeared in the State Journal-Register: Taylorville man arrested and charged with sexually assaulting student