Beaver Dam Woman Sentenced To Conditional Release For Raping Minor

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman accused of assaulting a minor was ordered Thursday to spend 15 years on conditional release. Earlier this month, Jennifer Schmidt entered a plea of not guilty by reason of mental defect to a charge of Repeated Child Sexual Assault. That means the 50-year-old is guilty of committing the crime but cannot appreciate the wrongfulness of her actions and is unable to conform her behavior to the law. In May of last year, 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 began asking him to (quote) “mess around and have sex.” The fifteen-year-old said that Schmidt drugged and raped him. He 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 admitted to her actions. She said that contact happened around ten times in March and three times in April of last year.