Daniel Schmidt pleads guilty to possession of child porn charges
WAUKESHA — 21-year-old Daniel Schmidt, the Waukesha man accused of using a social networking site to meet and have sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography Tuesday, October 16th.
As part of the plea deal, 11 other possession of child pornography counts against Schmidt were dismissed. Additionally, Schmidt’s bail was revoked during Tuesday’s court appearance.
Schmidt is scheduled for sentencing December 3rd on the possession of child pornography charges.
Schmidt was first arrested after police in Milwaukee County caught him posing as a 16-year-old on the website Skout.com. A criminal complaint indicates Schmidt had contact with a victim in an age-restricted group on Skout.com that included only 13-16 year olds. That alleged contact prompted a partial shutdown of Skout.com, a social networking site.
Schmidt is awaiting trial in the Skout case, for sexual assault of a child.
Schmidt pleaded not guilty in August to multiple criminal charges including child pornography, maintaining a drug trafficking place and manufacturing and delivering THC.
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