WAUSAU — School district officials in Wausau are working to determine whether the district’s human resources director is among eight men arrested in Rothschild on charges of soliciting a prostitute.
The arrest happened Oct. 18 as part of a multi-day investigation into prostitution in the area.
Among the list of names of men arrested during the planned sting was that of 62-year-old Michael Schwei, according to the Rothschild Police Department. Schwei was fined $2,000.
Now, school officials are investigating whether the man arrested is the same Michael Schwei who works for the district currently and was acting superintendent Wausau during the 2017-2018 school year. Several school board members confirmed they were notified of the investigation late Tuesday.
School officials have issued the following statement in response to questions about Schwei’s arrest:
“This afternoon, the Wausau School District was made aware by a media outlet that a District employee may have been cited for soliciting prostitution. The District takes these allegations seriously and will immediately conduct an inquiry and investigation.”
This story will be updated.