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De Pere man arrested for sexual assault, punching of 15-year-old girl

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Anthony D. Miller (Photo from: Appleton Police Department).
Anthony D. Miller (Photo from: Appleton Police Department).

APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - Appleton police have arrested a 21-year-old man after he allegedly punched and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl whom he met through a social media application.

Police say the teenage victim told them she met Anthony D. Miller through Whisper, a social media phone app. Miller contacted her earlier in the week, and she agreed to meet him on Saturday.

Authorities say Miller and the victim met at Memorial Park around 1:30 p.m. Investigators describe Miller's behavior in the park as "sexually aggressive." He touched the victim inappropriately and punched her in the face when she resisted his advances. Miller then left the area.

Investigators used another social media site based on information provided to them by the victim to track down Miller at his De Pere home. With help from the De Pere P.D., authorities arrested him at home. 

According to its description in Apple’s app store, Whisper allows users to “connect with likeminded individuals, and discover the unseen world around you. With Whisper, you’re free to anonymously share your thoughts with the world, and build lasting, meaningful relationships in a community built around trust and honesty.”

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