NORTHVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) - An 18-year-old man was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree after police said he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy.
The case was brought to officers’ attention after a father noticed his 11-year-old son acting suspicious and started having trouble sleeping. Eventually the boy told his father who contacted police.
According to Northville police, 18-year-old Joseph Miklos lured the 11-year-old boy to his home to play video games on July 25 of this year along McDonald Street.
It’s alleged while they were in Miklos’s basement, he asked the child to perform a sexual act.
When the boy said no, he allegedly pushed the child to the ground on his stomach pulled the victim’s pants down and, according to police, performed an unwanted sexual act on the boy.
“I’m shocked to hear that,” said neighbor Diane Farris. “I’ve lived here in Northville for 25 years and it’s been a great community. I’ve lived in the particular sub for 15 years and I haven’t heard of any kind of incident like this. So I’m really sad to hear that.”
A Criminal Sexual Conducts In The Second Degree charge is punishable up to 15 years in prison.
Police say Miklos is known to hang out with kids around 11 years old.
He turned himself in to police on August 8. Miklos will be back in court August 20.
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