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Northville Teen Accused of Asking 11-Year-Old Boy to Perform Sex Act

The teen, Joseph Miklos, is said to hang around boys of the same age group, police say.

An 18-year-old Northville man is accused of inviting an 11-year-old boy to his house where he "engaged in unwanted sexual contact," according to city of Northville police.

The teen, Joseph Miklos, and boy were in the basement of the house on July 25 when Miklos is accused of asking the 11-year-old to sodomize him, according to a city press release. The boy refused.

"It is alleged that Miklos grabbed him around the back of the head and pushed him onto his stomach and held him down on the couch," according to the press release. "Miklos then pulled the 11-year-old's pants and underwear down exposing his buttocks."

Miklos is accused of then performing an act of "unwanted sexual contact," though the boy was not sodomized, according to police.

The boy's father, noticing strange behavior including sleep disturbances, asked the boy about what was bothering him. After learning of what happened to his son, he reported it to police.

Miklos is reported to hang out with several boys in the same age group in the McDonald Drive area, Police Chief Gary Goss said.

"Parents need to be mindful of who their children are hanging out with," he said. "If they suspect their child has had contact with this individual, they may want to talk to them."

A warrant was issued for Miklos in this case. He turned himself in and was arraigned on Aug. 8. According to the press release, a pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20 in the 35th District Court.

ConcernedParent August 25, 2012 at 02:59 PM
And what if the accused was your kid, and he had been falsely accused?
A Friend with Compassion August 26, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Agreed he is still a teen! Remember kids sometimes also have imaginations when something happens.
Nope.avi September 19, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Amazing, I had gym with him last year.
Ian Lovdahl September 19, 2012 at 02:29 PM
What does that matter? Did you know him personally? Or was it as superficial as meeting in a class? Either way, to make a judgement off a single article is unbelievable. Yet, as per the above comments, it's all too common.
Yousuckatgrammar December 21, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Have sympathy for the victim, not for the predator!

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