Charges Against Michael Ettenberger
Charges Against Jill Miller
An Indiana man has been implicated in a case that is sending a Clarklake woman to jail.
Michael Ettenberger has been charged in Jackson County with six felonies including Solicitation to Commit Child Sexually Abusive Activity and working as an aide and abettor to a Jackson County woman.
Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jerry Jarzynka announced the charges Friday.
"Part of our job is to protect the general public and seek justice," Jarzynka said. "So from a public safety standpoint, we certainly want to protect our school children."
Ettenberger will be extradited to Michigan sometime in the next several weeks, Jarzynka said.
The charges stem from a June case involving Jill Miller -- who worked as PTO president at Columbia Middle School in Brooklyn until the charges surfaced.
Miller pleaded guilty to three felonies last month, including Criminal Sexual Conduct and Child Sexually Abusive Activity. She will be sentenced Jan. 8, 2014.
Miller was immediately relieved of her duties at Columbia Middle School once charged and an email and phone call went out to all parents.
"To keep our students safe and secure is the most important thing," said Pam Campbell, Columbia School District superintendent. "Educating them in a safe environment is of paramount importance."
Miller was a third-party employee of the school. She underwent a background check and had her fingerprints taken -- as is the standard with employees and volunteers.
The incident did not happen at the middle school and was isolated to one Jackson County minor.
The prosecutor's office says it does not believe more than two people were involved, which comes as a relief to Pam Campbell.
"I think for the community there's a sense of healing and maybe relief that this is all said and done," she said. "And I'm sure the people that are acquainted with her are happy just to have this over."