Schmidt sentenced to 20 years

A Fayetteville man has been sentenced to twenty years in prison on child sex charges.
Timothy Schmidt pleaded guilty on February 3 to two counts of Endangering Children and one count of Illegal Use of a Minor on Nudity-Oriented Material or Performance.
He was sentenced the same day to seven years for each endangering charge and six years for the illegal use of a minor charge, with all charges to be served consecutively.
Schmidt was originally indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on Rape and Gross Sexual Imposition charges in connection with an alleged female victim in 2009 and 2010.
“The allegations are that Mr. Schmidt lived with a family in the Fayetteville area.  There were minor children in the home.  Years later, one of those minor children came forward and gave an account of sexual conduct that occurred with Timothy Schmidt,” said Brown County First Assistant Prosecutor Zac Corbin last August.
“That child’s sibling later came forward and said that Schmidt had done some sexually inappropriate things with her.”
Schmidt was hit with five additional charges, including Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles, Pandering Sexually Oriented Material Involving a Minor and Endangering Children.
Schmidt is also facing two federal charges of sexual exploitation of child in a separate case.
A press release from U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson in Boise, Idaho states that;
“The indictment alleges that between January 28, 2015 and April 9, 2015, Schmidt knowingly used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced two minor children in Idaho to take part in sexually explicit conduct, for the purpose of producing visual depictions and live visual depictions of that conduct.
Each count of sexual exploitation of a child is punishable by not less than 15, and up to 30 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and at least 5 years up to a lifetime of supervised release.”