By Shereen Siewert
An arrest warrant has been issued for a former D.C. Everest teacher, four days before his sentencing for sexual assault.
Peter Schmidt, 57 was convicted in January of sexually assaulting a child younger than 16, after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
In addition to the sexual assault charge, Schmidt in January was also convicted of possession of THC, but all other charges against him were dismissed in the deal. His sentencing on those charges is set for Aug. 10.
Now, Schmidt faces 11 counts of felony bail jumping in a case filed Aug. 5 in Marathon County Circuit Court. An arrest warrant was issued one day later.
The latest charges allege Schmidt failed to report to ATTIC Correctional Services, as required by the court, 10 times from June to August. In addition, one of Schmidt’s court-ordered urine samples prompted a bail jumping charge because the sample was not in the “correct temperature range,” investigators say.
Urine samples are monitored for temperature to ensure they are not diluted.
Schmidt’s conviction stems from a 2018 complaint accusing him of meeting a 12-year-old girl on the social media app Whisper, persuading her to meet, then tying her to a bedpost and sexually assaulting her at his Mosinee home.
The assaults were discovered when Schmidt’s girlfriend discovered chat records and disclosed Schmidt’s real name to the girl, whose parents then reported the incident to authorities.
Police searched Schmidt’s home and discovered a stash of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, which were seized by officers, according to court documents. Schmidt was initially released on bond, but broke his bond conditions on multiple occasions, resulting in an array of additional charges, all of which have been dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Schmidt is free on a $50,000 cash bond, but is now sought by police to face the new charges.
Schmidt is no longer employed by the D.C. Everest School District, where he spent 28 years of his career. He was fired by the district after the allegations surfaced. The child sex charges were filed against Schmidt Aug. 24, 2018 in Marathon County Circuit Court and did not involve an Everest student.