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HARRAH, Okla. — The Thunder removed their P.A. announcer from his duties after allegations surfaced Thursday night of possible improper acts with a child.

Officers arrested Jim Miller without incident while Miller was at an event at Putnam City Thursday.

Officers took him to the Oklahoma County Jail where he has since posted bond.

Miller was not only the voice of Thunder Basketball but also a teacher and tennis coach at Harrah High School.

He is now suspended with pay.

Allegations started investigations both in Harrah and in Ada where a total of three alleged victims came forward.

Miller is charged with three counts of lewd or indecent acts with a child.

Court documents show the charges came after an 8-year-old boy told his mother he was forced to view pornography with Miller and watch Miller masturbate.

An 18-year-old girl and a 19-year-old girl came forward stating, “The same things had happened to them when they were around the same age” and that “it eventually progressed to sexual abuse.”

An investigation turned up hundreds of lewd images on Miller’s computer, though none of them were of children.

Miller’s work computer at the high school was completely clean.

Friday, Harrah Police Officer Phil Stewart addressed the media saying, “At no point in time did we ever uncover anything in our investigation that indicated any of our students were involved whatsoever. There is no hint or suggestions of impropriety there at all involving any Harrah students, so we want parents to be aware of that.”

Court records state Miller, “Admitted he had a problem with internet pornography” and that the children had walked in on him “accidentally.”

Miller was not home when we tried to contact him.