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Attorney seeks second opinion in child sex case

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Mike DuPre'
June 24, 2008
— The attorney for convicted child pornographer Jeremy C. Schade is seeking a second psychiatric opinion on his clientís mental health.

Lawyer Josh Klaff on Monday asked Rock County Judge Alan Bates for another hearing so Klaff could request the courtís approval of a second psychiatrist to examine Schade.


Bates scheduled another hearing for 9:30 a.m. Thursday.


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 a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation.


That report is in, but Schade and his attorney want a second opinion.


A year ago, Schade pleaded guilty to eight federal charges of producing child pornography. 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 federal prison in California. Schade reportedly had been kept isolated from other prisoners in California for his own safety.


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