A behavioral specialist for Harford County Public Schools has been indicted.
According to court records and photographic evidence, a grand jury indicted Stephanie Mikles with “unnatural or perverted sexual practice.”
The indictment goes on to state that Mikles had “sexual intercourse with a dog,” according to ABC2News.
The incident happened in August 2008, say police, but in the state of Maryland there is no statute of limitations for these types of charges.
The animal reportedly still lives with the family at their residence in the Jarrettsville area.
Mikles has been placed on administrative leave without pay while the investigation wears on.
Investigators say a separate investigation by the child advocacy center helped them make this stunning discovery.
Mikles’ attorney says she’s fighting the charge and has filed motions to have the case dismissed.
The educator is currently free on $5,000 bond.
If convicted, the charge is a misdemeanor punishable with up to 10 years in prison and a $1,000 fine.