TEACHER WHO ‘MARRIED’ STUDENT IN PAGAN RITUAL TRIED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
Elizabeth Miklosovic, a 37 year old teacher who police said wed a 15 year old female student in a pagan ritual, is due in court Tuesday for the first of two trials. She is accused of having illegal sexual relations with her former student after the June 2004 wedding. She will first stand trial in Kent County Circuit Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on three counts each of first and second degree criminal sexual contact. She assaulted the girl in her Grand Rapids home. She is also accused of touching the girl's genitals while camping in Manistee and Van Buren County parks. She is scheduled to stand trial in Van Buren County Circuit Court in Paw Paw on May 10 for two counts of criminal sexual conduct and accosting a minor for immoral purposes. She faces life in prison is convicted of the first degree charge. Miklosovic taught in South Haven for three years before being fired in January. She had no prior criminal record.