Ex-Spring Grove principal who had sex with teen released from jail

  • Daniel Markofski

    Daniel Markofski

Published: 10/21/2009 10:17 AM | Updated: 10/21/2009 1:40 PM

A former Spring Grove Elementary School principal incarcerated since pleading guilty a year ago to having sex with a child 16 years or older was released from a Wisconsin prison Monday.

Daniel Markofski, 48, currently living in the 2800 block of N. 55th Street in Milwaukee, must serve the next 18 months on parole and is required to register as a sex offender until 2026, officials said.

Markofski was fired as principal at Spring Grove Elementary School by the Nippersink Elementary District 2 school board in April 2008 after he was charged with two counts of exposing a child to harmful material and one count of sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older.

He pleaded guilty in September 2008 to the two counts of harmful material and a misdemeanor for committing a sex act with the 16-year-old.

Had he not reached a plea deal and was found guilty of more serious crimes, he could have spent up to seven years behind bars.

Markofski, formerly of the 5700 block of Broadway Street in Richmond, was arrested in Glendale, Wis., just north of Milwaukee, after an officer on routine patrol found him partially clothed in a motel room with two girls ages 15 and 16. The officer entered the hotel room after smelling marijuana while on a walk-through the building, authorities said.

Markofski allegedly performed a sex act on the 16-year-old - whom he met on a telephone chat line - while the younger teen was in the room, prosecutors said.