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A former Emporia High School instructor charged with several sex crimes against students waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon in Lyon County District Court.

Tyler J. Bosiljevac, 39, was arrested and booked into the Lyon County Detention Center in late May on eight counts said to have been committed against six teenage victims.

At that time, the charges included two counts of Attempted Unlawful Voluntary Sexual Relations with a child under the age of 16 (a Level 7-person felony), Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child between the ages 14-16 (a Level 3-person felony), Sexual Battery on a child over the age of 16 with the intent to arouse or satisfy sexual desires (a class A misdemeanor), and three counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child between the ages of 14-16 (a Level 5-person felony) during which Bosiljevac was said to have engaged in lewd fondling or touching.

After Thursday’s pretrial — which was originally scheduled to last the balance of the day — was waived, Assistant County Attorney Laura Miser informed Judge W. Lee Fowler of updates to the state’s official complaint. Miser said three of Bosiljevac’s charges had been altered, with one being reclassified as a misdemeanor due to a clarification of the victim’s age at the time in the classroom. Bosiljevac’s other two charges had their degree of severity lowered from Level 3- to Level 5-person felonies due to the charges being filed as an attempt. Per the statute an attempt lowers the level of the crime by 2 levels, and the amended complaint corrects the statutory level of the crimes alleged at the time of filing the case.

In the state of Kansas, a Level 5-person felony can have a sentencing range of anywhere between 31-136 months in prison depending on an individual’s past criminal history.

Bosiljevac’s next appearance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 28 for a pre-trial and arraignment, during which time he can enter a plea of guilty, not guilty or no contest.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with clarifying information regarding amended charges and arraignment details.

(5) comments

LeslieMayer

I posted a reply to jamesbordonaro’s Boot Licking comment but AGAIN the Gazette deleted it… So hear it is again.. Miser is a Liar and a Thief!!! Miser needs Arrested for Crimes she has Committed!!! I hope she will soon lose her license to practice Law along whit her Leader, Goodman. And Un-Honorable Wheeler, I pray he will soon be sitting on a Wal-Mart bench. No Apologizes Here!!! Why do you people keep reelecting theses Thugs, Thieves and Liars???

jamesbordonaro

Dear Ms. Mayer, I disagree with your characterization of my prior comments as "boot licking" [sic]. I have practiced law in Emporia for more than 10 years and litigated dozens, if not hundreds, of child in need of care and criminal cases with Atty. Miser. I can assure you that Atty. Miser has zealously represented her clients in every one of those situations. Your comments about Atty. Goodman and the Chief Judge are unsupported by facts and irresponsible. Also, whatever your personal grudge with the local judicial system may be, it makes no sense to demean the Wal-Mart corporation.

jamesbordonaro

Replying to Aim_High: You have provided no factual basis to suggest that any member of the Lyon County Attorney's Office has engaged in leniency at this stage of the proceedings. Lawyers have a professional duty to zealously advocate for their clients and a prosecutor has the additional professional duty to only file charges of which they reasonably believe the evidence and the law support probable cause of guilt. You should publicly apologize for defaming Atty. Miser.

JustaSwede

He banged a child didn’t he? Also had pictures. I mean, you can’t bang a young child and NOT get prison. Several cases where that’s happened and they get time. I trust the courts will seek the maximum punishment especially since he was a teacher and should be held to a higher standard because he was trusted to teach these kids...not send pic texts and pitch woo at god damn school. I probably did more time for weed than he will for that

Aim_High

Cutting him some slack before the trial even begins? Must be nice.

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