Suspect arraigned following reported abduction attempt

By: Kevin Bunch | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published March 23, 2016 | Updated March 25, 2016 2:53pm

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A Sterling Heights man has been arraigned in 38th District Court following an alleged abduction attempt March 22.

Mile Marinkovski, 65, was arraigned March 24 and charged with one count of enticing a minor for immoral purposes, a felony. A preliminary examination was scheduled for April 12, and a not guilty plea was entered on Marinkovski’s behalf.

Marinkovski requested a court-appointed attorney, but one had not been named as of press time.

According to Eastpointe Police Detective Neil Childs, a 12-year-old girl was walking home from Kelly Middle School at approximately 3:35 p.m. March 22 when a green Dodge Challenger pulled up alongside her. The lone occupant, allegedly Marinkovski, reportedly tried to get her to enter the vehicle, Childs said in an email.

“The 12-year-old did not and the suspect drove away,” Childs said in the email.

A witness took down the license plate number on the vehicle and gave it to police, Childs said.

He said that the witness was not close enough to report on anything the driver may have said to the girl.

Marinkovski’s bond was set at $50,000, cash or surety only. He is to have no contact with the 12-year-old, according to the court. If convicted, Marinkovski could be sentenced to up to four years in prison under Michigan law.

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