Former Waupun Guard Appears On Assault, Smuggling Charges

10/23/17 – A former Waupun Correctional Officer made her initial appearance in Dodge County court Monday on charges that she had inappropriate contact with an inmate. Melissa Fiedler is facing two felony counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault by Correctional Staff and Delivering Illegal Articles to an Inmate. In December, correctional officers were made aware that a prisoner was in possession of a cell phone. The phone reportedly contained several sexually explicit texts from a number reportedly belonging to Fiedler. Prosecutors say another inmate saw Fiedler engaging in sexual acts with the prisoner.  When questioned, the 24-year-old initially denied the accusations but later allegedly admitted she texted the inmate. If convicted, Fiedler faces over 43 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1000 dollars on Monday and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 14.