Stephanie Mikles, a behavioral specialist employed by the Harford County School system in Maryland, was indicted earlier this month after photographs surfaced that allegedly show her having sex with a dog.
According to police, incriminating photos of a perverse nature were discovered last year shortly after an investigation into her activities was launched by the Child Advocacy Center of Harford County.
Investigators say the photographic evidence was captured in August, 2008, and shows Mikles having sexual intercourse with the family dog. The animal reportedly still lives with the family in their home in Jarrettsville.
The photographs were an unexpected find during the investigation, according to court documents.
Although the alleged bestiality occurred several years ago, investigators say there are no statue of limitations for this type of charge.
Mikles was indicted on a charge of unnatural or perverted sexual practice. She was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
Mikles has been placed on administrative leave by the school district pending the outcome of her case.