NILES — Jail, probation and registering as a sex offender was the sentence handed down today in Berrien County Trial Court for a Niles-area doctor who drugged a woman and committed criminal sexual conduct last fall and spring.
Paul R. Miluk, 55, pleaded guilty to attempted delivery of a controlled substance to commit criminal sexual conduct, fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and false report of a felony and was sentenced to five years’ probation and 180 days in jail. He must also pay $3,294, which includes $480 in restitution.
His license to practice medicine was suspended earlier this month by the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs agency. He has practiced in the past in the Niles area as well as in Kalamazoo, but most recently had practiced out of state. He was on the Lakeland medical staff from February 2002 to March 2003.
The first two criminal sexual conduct-related offenses were last October, while the false report of a felony occurred in late May. All three offenses occurred at Miluk's home in Buchanan Township.
According to police reports, Miluk mixed a schedule 4 narcotic drug, Zolpidem, in a woman's alcoholic drink and then had sex with her after she passed out. The victim reported that she noticed a bitter taste in the drink and felt "out of it" after taking a few sips of the drink.
The false report of a felony charge stems from a false report Miluk made of first-degree home invasion May 29. He reported to the Berrien County Sheriff's Department that two people had broken into his home, trashed belongings, and stole an iPad, a laptop and $300. He later admitted that the report was false and that he had trashed the belongings.
In comments before the sentencing, Miluk said he took responsibility for his actions. He said he filed the false police report of a home invasion because he had "completely freaked out.
"There was no revenge or vindictiveness involved but sheer terror and panic," he said.
Wiley praised Miluk for the good things he's done in his life as a cardiologist, including spending the last several years traveling to other parts of the country to serve military veterans.