- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A former suburban Chicago school teacher who fled to Bosnia to avoid prosecution on charges of sexually assaulting a student has been returned to the United States.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that (https://bit.ly/1FIGkba ) Michael Vucic appeared in Lake County Circuit Court on Sunday, where his bond was set at $10 million.

Vucic is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault while employed at a public school in Ingleside.

Authorities say Vucic fled the U.S. in August, was found hiding in Bosnia, and arrested in September.

He initially was charged with assaulting a girl younger than 13 in 2012 while teaching at Gavin South Middle School in Ingleside. He faces additional charges for allegedly assaulting a second girl.

Police say allegedly videotaped encounters with both.

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