Former Frankfort Middle School principal charged with possession of child sexually abusive material

Michigan PTO president also charged

Jackson, Mich. -  The former Frankfort school principal was arrested Thursday and charged with participation in online solicitation of child sexually abuse material.

Prosecutors in Jackson County, Mich., announced charges Friday in a multi-state child sexually abusive material case. Among those charged was Michael Ettenberger, formerly the principal of Frankfort Middle School.

Ettenberger resigned from the post in June, citing personal reasons.

Michigan authorities accuse Ettenberger of aiding Jill Miller, a former PTO president from Clarklake, Mich., in criminal sexual conduct and child sexually abuse activity.

Miller pleaded guilty to three felony counts on Nov. 26, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 8.

The investigation was a joint effort between the Marion County Prosecutor's Office and Michigan authorities.

"Cyber crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children presents unique investigation challenges, and multi-jurisdictional cooperation is thus crucial in effective prosecution of such cases," said Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry.

Ettenberger has been charged with six felonies, including criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, solicitation to commit child sexually abusive activity and possession of child sexually abusive material. 

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