Beaver Dam Woman Arraigned On Child Molestation Charges

(Beaver Dam) Bond was reduced Friday for a Beaver Dam woman accused of assaulting a minor. Jennifer Schmidt had bond originally set at $5,000 cash during her initial appearance which was modified to a $5,000 signature bond.  Schmidt, who is charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child as well as two additional felony counts of Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child, was also found competent after a competency evaluation was ordered last month. During a subsequent arraignment hearing, the defendant stood mute and the court entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. On May 5, Beaver Dam police were notified by a parent that their fifteen-year-old son was sexually assaulted. According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police he met Schmidt when they moved nearby and that soon after she allegedly began asking him to (quote) “mess around and have sex.” The fifteen-year-old allegedly said that Schmidt drugged and raped him. He reportedly said that Schmidt threatened to kill his sibling’s unborn child. Schmidt at first denied all contact and called the teen a loser but later allegedly admitted to her actions. She reportedly said that contact happened around ten times in the month of March and three times in April. The criminal complaint suggests that Schmidt may be pregnant with the victim’s child. If convicted on all charges, the 49-year-old is facing no more than 120 years behind bars.