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Plea changed in child porn, assault case

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Mike DuPre'
April 14, 2008
— Convicted child pornographer Jeremy C. Schade of Janesville has changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental disease on state child pornography and sexual assault charges.

Judge Alan Bates this morning appointed a psychiatrist to evaluate Schade. The judge also scheduled Schade’s next hearing for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, for a review of the psychiatrist’s report.


Schade had been scheduled for a jury trial next Monday on six state charges of child sexual assault and 11 counts of possessing child pornography.


A year ago, Schade pleaded guilty to eight federal charges of producing child pornography. He was sentenced to 220 years in prison without chance of parole.


Schade has been serving his sentence in a federal prison in California. He reportedly has been kept isolated from other prisoners for his own safety.


The evidence in both the federal and state cases is essentially the same. The pornography that Schade admitting producing is videos of him repeatedly sexually assaulting boys.


A search of Schade’s computers turned up more than 5,500 images of child pornography, authorities have said.


The federal attorney handling the appeal was unavailable for comment this morning.



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