Harford County Public Schools Employee Charged with Unnatural and Perverted Sexual Practice for Having Sex with Dog

A Harford County Public Schools employee has been charged with unnatural and perverted sexual practice for having intercourse with a dog, according to court documents.

Stephanie Mikles, 45, of Jarrettsville was indicted on April 16 for having sexual intercourse with a dog at her home between August 1, 2008 and August 31, 2008, according to documents on file in Harford County Circuit Court. Mikles’ attorney filed a motion last week to dismiss the charges, partly on the grounds that “the sexual intimacy of the defendant in her home” is protected by law.

Mikles was hired as a behavioral specialist for Harford County Public Schools in November 2009, according to Teri Kranefeld, the school system’s manager of communications. Kranefeld said Mikles was transferred to a non-instructional position at school system headquarters in late 2012, when HCPS was notified by police that she was under investigation. Kranefeld said that Mikles was put on administrative leave with pay on April 22 and is currently on leave without pay.

Behavioral specialists assist special education teachers with students who have “behavioral issues”, and they are not assigned to one particular school, Kranefeld said.

“A behavioral specialist provides direct assistance to special education teachers who work with students with disabilities who are exhibiting significant behavioral needs. A person serving in this capacity recommends and assists with implementing appropriate strategies for addressing behavioral issues. In addition, they provide staff development activities,” she added.

Mikles was released on $5,000 bond. If found guilty, she faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

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  1. Marks 8th Cousin In-Law says

    This up to the courts but if this is true. Sick the allegation is that she had sex with her dog. REALLY? If true what is wrong with you?

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  2. Wtf really? says

    Seriously? How did they find out anyway? Was she bragging about it?
    And LMAO a Behavior Specialist? WOW

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    • School employee says

      Who ever told had to have been watching the video themselves. Who looks up videos like that?

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    • Farmer says

      You ask how they found out. Rumor has it that the dog confided in the AFLAC Duck, who of course couldn’t keep his mouth shut and went to the police spilling all the beans. Never trust a duck!

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    • Kharn says

      I’m sure Mr Burbey’s response will be along the lines of “If Mr Craig loved education and provided more funding for higher salaries, we could hire more professional employees.”

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    • NeverCease2BeAmazed says

      I am not a Burbey fan, as a teacher or an advocate. That said, I have to say that this comment is out of line. You cannot blame him for the behavior of all of the teachers in the County! They are investigating sex abuse charges against a teacher at a Catholic school in AACO….is that his fault too?

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      • inconvient truth says

        Burbey wants more money for schools, but under his leadership there has been a 400% increase in allegations of sexual misconduct between teachers and students. The glorious unions make it almost impossible to get rid of crappy teachers. (See Baltimore Prison guards boinking inmates) Get rid of these sleezebags and you wont need new schools. And Yes I blame him.

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    • former teacher says

      This person is NOT a teacher; could we please get this straight! Furthermore, Burbey didn’t hire her, the teachers’ association has not defended her, so stop with the absolutely ignorant and baseless comments.

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    • Glen says

      I think Burbey is a fool and does more harm than good, but you can hardly put any blame on him for this sicko on him unless he was the one filming her getting banged by a dog.

      1) This happened well before he took over the HCEA.
      2) She’s not a teacher and so is not a part of the HCEA.
      3) The HCEA is not defending her in any manner.
      4) He didn’t hire her and probably has never even met her unless she worked at his school.

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      • Socrates says

        For Correction, Inconvenient Truth, and a taxpayer (who likes to point out other people’s ignorance):

        You’re all certainly welcome to your opinions as to whether or not a third party, be they Ryan Burbey or any other individual, would support someone committing lewd acts with an animal; my own personal gut feeling is that there are few if any citizens that would defend such an act, regardless of whether or not they are the head of a union, and regardless of my personal feelings about unions.

        But just to clarify a matter of fact in debate: behavioral specialists are represented by the Harford County Educational Services Council (HCESC), not by the Harford County Education Association (HCEA). Therefore, regardless of Ryan Burbey’s personal opinion of the practice of bestiality, he still does not represent the individual in question in any manner, personally or professionally.

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    • W.T.F.? says

      How do you know? Hell, it may have been the missionary position!
      “I’m a Lucky Dog” (remember that commercial?) :)

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  3. ed says

    Who said a dog is a mans best friend, yo tree hugger, is counseling needed for the dog?

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  4. Stupid People says

    Once again it comes down to who is taking it! Somehow…and I know it is wrong… and I am not looking for a play date with Fido… I am just a lot more ok with the idea of the dog giving it to her then if she was giving it to the dog. Unless the dog is one of the little rat type dogs then it is totally wrong. It’s just wrong to do that with the little Taco Bell Dog. At least a big dog could pull out if he was not enjoying himself or put up some type of fight. I guess we will just need to wait for the canine sped sex tapes to be leaked and someone at the daggerpress to watch them all and give us the blow by blow…

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  5. Tom says

    Obviously I think this is just down right gross but 10 years possible sentence?!? There are child molestors who don’t face that kind of time. Our judicial system is flawed. Not to mention tax dollars going towards arresting this person, trying her in court and potentially housing her in jail. The state should drop the charges, I am pretty sure the embarrassment of this being in the papers is a pretty harsh punishment.

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    • Kharn says

      The judge will cut it down from 10 years, then add other factors like good behavior and she’ll be out much sooner (assuming she’s found guilty).

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    • Dani says

      Although I don’t agree that the judge should drop the case, it’s ridiculous that they’re seeking 10 years while predators get off in 1. Ridiculous system.

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      • Glen says

        Who says they’re seeking 10 years? That’s just the max sentence for the crime. Just like, for example, 2nd degree assault carries a max penalty of 10 years. 2nd degree assault can include something as simple as pushing someone against a wall. No one gets a 10 year sentence for that, or any jail time usually for that matter.

        She’ll probably get minimal ail time, suspended sentence, probation, and be barred from owning any animals.

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  6. grrrrrrrr says

    What gave her away? The dog treats in the car and the early morning drive byes at the dog park? No wait, the I love dogs sticker in the window.

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  7. says

    All kidding aside—this is a sad story but this woman deserves the assumption of innocence until and if she is proven guilty. That is what we are all promised by law and we should demand it for ourselves and others..

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  8. Becky says

    Maybe she went to the emergency room, thinking she was pregnant with a litter of puppies, and then the staff called HCS Dept?
    ???

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  9. doug104 says

    A behavior specialist having sex with a dog… you just can’t make this stuff up.

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  10. Vernon Thompson says

    The sad issue is not what she or anyone does in their bedroom as long as it does not involve children it should be private. If someone else found the post on line, then are not they sick for looking at this stuff, just as she would be for doing it.

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  11. Jack Rabbit says

    Seriously the dog? He licks his butt…

    Should have gone with the Rabbit we have a reputation…..

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    • grrrrrrrr says

      The dog probably told at the vet and they are required by law to sound the alarm. Was it a dog alarm with a little paw?

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      • Fed up says

        But what about the HIPA laws? I thought that was a confidential bow-wow between said dog and the Doc.??

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  12. Sad for Maryland says

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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    • wtf says

      You have got to be kidding me… there is a world of difference between same sex couples and beastiality….

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      • Uncle Eddie says

        Yeah, there is a big difference. Sex between two men is just sick.

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    • Lefty says

      You are right. In some states they are actually considering letting a person marry a dog. Once you have opened the flood gates you cannot judge. After all, dogs are people too. You should be more open minded and not let a man/woman marry their pet.

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  13. OHwiseOne says

    This is why the Dems are fighting for free Birth control……Gosh I hope she was’nt a Republican :0)

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  14. Sad for Maryland says

    @wtf – I was about to ask what the “world of difference between same sex couples and beastiality” is, but I don’t need to. The point is they are both un-natural – man lying with man and man lying with dog. Just because the depraved Maryland legislature and voters decided it was ok doesn’t make it right.

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  15. Disgusted says

    Doesn’t sound like she is denying that she did it…sounds like she is saying it’s her personal business. I hope the SPCA comes in and takes the dog away.

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  16. Luther Lingus says

    You’re suppose to give the dog a bone, not the other way around.

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  17. Wayne Norman says

    Unbelievable. Prisoners in Baltimore City fathering children with female jail guards, filming everything with their camera phones. K-9′s in the country getting doing it doggy style, in the big bedroom. A decade as slaves for three child victims in Cleveland. What the hell is our world coming to?

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    • Fed up says

      That’s what happens when you’re not allowed to teach a right from wrong and anything goes. We “deserve” this and that and there are few if any consequences for bad behavior. Society is sending mixed messages about virtually everything to do with morality, good vs. evil, and accountability. Not really much of a surprise – but it’s ashame that we all know this woman’s name and face via the press and she is not yet determined to be guilty of any crime.

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    • Uncle Eddie says

      While the state government is legalizing homosexuality, gambling and pot, then beastiality should be next on the list.

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  18. Because says

    So if I understand correctly the statute of limitations for sex with a dog is at least five years, but for fraud it is three and perjury it’s only one. I can see why people love “Honey Boo Boo” and “Jerry Springer”.

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  19. Honey Badger says

    Honey Badger saw a sale on dog biscuits at wal mart yesterday.

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  20. ed says

    it could have been worst, it could had been 3 dogs making her air tight

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  21. ed says

    Hell, her hubby bailed her out, wtf is going on. It’s on md judiciary, sounds like this marriage is going to the dogs.

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  22. wow says

    I am gonna bust a gut reading all the replies. Wonder if she tried to get services for her dog from the HCPS. The name on the application gave it a way….Fiddo the Dog LOL

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  23. Jack Rabbit says

    Hubby had the dog neutered and is now under investigation for tampering with evidence.

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  24. fiik says

    On cold nights, she had a Three Dog Night. “Jerimiah was a bull frog, was a good friend of mine.”

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  25. Steve Jacobs says

    She lives right next door to a horse farm owned by a cop. I hope she doesn’t have a horse fetish, or this could end tragically.

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    • dmoore says

      you gotta be kidding!!! that is not a cop, maybe rent a cop – and they don’t own the farm, they were tenants, who have been EVICTED, and are trying to get revenge. do you get the picture now? Don’t believe everything you hear people! Who cares what others do in their own homes? I DON’T!!!! make sure you have all the facts before you start commenting!

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      • crazymixedupworld says

        Well, actually it is a real cop, from Aberdeen PD. And she is a relative of this woman’s husband. And I do care about what happens to poor defenseless animals whose owners are crazy!

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        • yourewrong says

          Maybe on paper she’s a real cop . . . but she sounds like pond scum to me. still nobodys business.

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      • duh? says

        I do believe it when there was evidence seized (videos and still photos) and it was enough for an indictment. Come on, dmoore, just how naive are you?????

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  26. Steve Jacobs says

    This woman’s life is over. I mean, how do you recover from this? She’s now a Harford County rock star! When you’re shopping in Kleins and see her coming down the aisle, how do you not say “woof!”

    Can you imagine her taking the dog to the vets? ‘Are you here for a check-up, or couple’s counseling?’

    There is no getting away from this!

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  27. Oh my says

    Well…this is something. Now I do think this is weird, but not sure my tax dollars should be spent on this. Much bigger “crimes” out there…

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  28. lassie says

    I hear the defendant and dog met on KinkyKanines.com or was it MUTTch.com?

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  29. Bloodhound Gang says

    (Fido) – You and me baby aint nothing but mammals, so lets do it like they do on Discovery channel.

    Lady this was just a funny song…..

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  30. so hot says

    What am I doing wrong, cant get laid to save my life, this chick is out banging dogs.

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  31. ACLU rules says

    What’s wrong with it? Everyone and everything has a right to be happy in this society. Heck, in a year or two; it will be legal for her to marry the dog………… Who said that was a stupid argument last year…..??

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  32. what a world says

    What I find amazing is the maturity level of most of the comments….some of you could have her same mentality!!! Use some common sense…she was probably being investigated for something else….perhaps even children. But she was smart enough to get rid of any evidence. She was stupid enough to keep the dog video. Those of you who are questioning the police officer, from what I understand, has an impeccable record and is an upstanding citizen; must have some type of connection with the accused!

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  33. Ed says

    What a world says is BS, sounds to me by your comment that you were smart enough to gid rid of your dog video db.

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    • what a world says

      Well Ed I must have struck a raw nerve with you! You have proven my point about mentality and maturity. So I guess you have that special connection to the accused.

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  34. Bear says

    I think the point is that the warrant was not searching for an animal video. So a judge thought there was something in there to give a search warrant. They just happened across this video. I hope the animal rights people are in court, and if shes proven guilty, gets the most they can give her. Lets not loose sight of what shes accused of, and the defenseless animal. Find none of this funny as you do ed and others. Its a crime, and very sick. Just saying !

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  35. The mad punter says

    Three Dogs are sitting in the waiting room at the vet’s: a Poodle, a Terrier and a Great Dane. They’re all discussing what they’re in for. The Terrier says, “I can’t help but bite the postman, every time he turns up I’m after him down the path. The Post Office have complained to my owners and they’ve agreed to put me down”. All the dogs agree that this is a great shame. The Poodle then states why it’s at the vet’s. ” Every time I see a car I’m over the fence and chasing after it. It’s great fun, the problem is that a car I was chasing yesterday swerved to avoid me and crashed, killing the driver. My owners have decided that I should be put down so that I don’t cause any more accidents”. The Poodle and the Terrier turn to the Great Dane to hear his story. “Well, my owner had just had a bath” he says “she was bending over in the bedroom drying her legs, and I just couldn’t resist it, I climbed aboard and had my way with her”. “So are you here to be put down as well then?” asked the Poodle. “No” came the reply, “I’m getting my nails trimmed

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  36. Big Bad Wolf says

    I’m willing to bet that she was talked into it by a boyfriend who then turned her in after she broke up with him.

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  37. Ralph says

    Really 5 years ago????
    Wrong- I got it, but 5 years ago? I think we have more heinous crimes with lessor statutes of limitations than this one.
    Think of the crazy things done by college kids, and the statue to last that long?

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    • Socrates says

      Just out of curiousity…what kind of screening process do you propose HCPS HR use to determine whether or not potential employeess are practicing bestiality?

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      • Cdev says

        Assuming your question is scincere and it has not changed. The process for school system personell is to complete a FBI and MSP background check as well as finger printing screening. If she had no record of practicing beastelity she would not have been flagged. You can not catch a crime that has not been committed yet. Until this year the Boston Suspects would come back OK. So no SAM HR did not drop the ball cause according to MD Judiciary she hadn’t even recieved an instate traffic ticket!

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  38. Ed says

    What a world, Proven your point to who? You. I think I may have hit a raw nerve with you DB. I’m not the accused type, Not enough hair, only have two legs and I dont eat alpo, how about you?

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  39. Free world says

    I’m not saying this was right.. and I’m sure this woman never thought this stuff would ever come to light – but honestly- why was this stuff found anyway? You aren’t indicted for taking sexual pictures and videos? Seems to me there is a lot more to the story than what is being said. Then again – I think what happens in your own home is your business – as long as you aren’t abusing your children. As far as the dog being “abused”… Pa-lease. Are you kidding me? Get over yourselves pet lovers. The Dog probably loved every minute of it – if it.. and animal abuse never crossed my mind for a second. Think of this woman’s poor children who have to live with this information for the rest of their lives. I think the family has gone through enough. Pet abuse – my ass. They need to drop this case like a hot potato

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    • Pet Owner says

      Seriously, she sould have thought about her family before having sex with a dog. Maybe the dog did like it but it is very, VERY sick. And for her to be a behavioral specialist working around children makes me wonder how many children she touched or had the desire to have sex with. If she did it with a dog or another animal then she has the desire to do this sick pervited act with anyone be it a child or a adult. She should be put away and made an example of. What is our society coming to. Thank goodness my children are out of school now. And I hope and pray that they were never touched by any sicko like her. I really wonder what the officers were looking for when they found pic of her and the dog. Was she with other children and photographing them too? Put this sick person in jail, maybe Big Berthy likes it doggie style too.

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      • Janice says

        I absolutely agree with you, pet owner. What is really scary is when Mr. Cassilly and his office decides to prosecute a woman for having sex with a dog, but refuse to prosecute behavior specialists, school psychologist, and physical therapist (all HCPS employees) that place a disabled child “in danger of positional asphyxia!” Animals are protected under the law but apparently disabled children aren’t. Mr. Cassilly and his office should be ashamed of themselves for not protecting the children of Harford County. Sad!

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        • another parent says

          What is sad, you not letting go of old accusations that you can’t prove. You need to move on, maybe find something positive to talk about for a change.

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  40. serendipity says

    I don’t think the act is deserving of the punishment you wish for her to receive. Besides, the dog probably enjoyed it…

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