Competency Eval Ordered For Beaver Dam Woman Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Teen

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman accused of assaulting a minor is heading to trial. Jennifer Schmidt waived her right to a preliminary hearing Thursday on a felony charge of Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child as well as two additional felony counts of Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child. Judge Joseph Sciascia also ordered a competency examination after concerns were raised by Schmidt’s attorney. 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.