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Psych evaluation not done in child porn case

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Mike DuPre'
July 30, 2008
— A second psychiatric evaluation in the state case against already convicted child pornographer Jeremy Schade was not finished by Tuesday as was anticipated by the judge and attorneys in the case.

Judge Alan Bates scheduled another status hearing for Tuesday, Aug. 12, to make sure that the evaluation, if not done, is at least in process.


Schade already is sentenced to 220 years on federal convictions of producing child pornography, but he is fighting state charges of repeated sexual assaults on children and possessing child pornography on the grounds that he is mentally ill.


His attorney, Josh Klaff, told Bates on Tuesday that the second psychiatrist scheduled to evaluate Schade had not done so.


I will press with her the necessity of meeting with him as soon as possible, Klaff said.


Schade, formerly of Janesville, had been scheduled for a jury trial in April on six state charges of child sexual assault and 11 counts of possessing child pornography. But he changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental illness, prompting the first court-ordered psychiatric evaluation.


After the report came in, Schade and his attorney wanted a second opinion.


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


Schade has been in custody at the Rock County Jail since April so he could be in court for his state trial and hearings.


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


The evidence in both the federal and state cases is essentially the same. The pornography Schade admitted 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.



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