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Miroslav Radiceski

Miroslav Radiceski

CROWN POINT | A former Lake County probation officer pleaded guilty Monday to official misconduct after a woman on probation accused him of sexually assaulting her, according to court records. 

Miroslav Radiceski, 37, of Crown Point, pleaded guilty in Newton County Superior Court to official misconduct, a Class D felony. As part of his plea agreement, he is expected to be sentenced to three years probation. 

Radiceski was indicted by a Lake County grand jury and is being prosecuted by the Lake County prosecutor's office. Newton County Superior Court Judge Daniel Molter is presiding over the case after Lake County Criminal Judge Diane Boswell removed herself from the proceedings.

The woman met Radiceski Nov. 26, 2013, at the Lake County Government Center for a court hearing to revoke her probation. After the hearing, Radiceski told her to go to his office, but he instead led her to an area where they had sex, according to the agreement. 

The woman told officials Radiceski could have revoked her probation at any time, which could have resulted in her going to prison, according to the agreement. She felt like he had direct control over her freedom.

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Radiceski originally faced other charges such as criminal deviate conduct and sexual battery, but those charges are expected to be dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Attorney J. Michael Katz, who represents the woman, said he told Molter in open court today that his client does not agree with the plea agreement.

"When you know the facts, the plea agreement is very disappointing," Katz said.

Radiceski is scheduled to be sentenced June 8.

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