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Convicted sex offender faces new charges in Henry County

Steven A Schmidt photo from the Illinois Sex Offender Registry website

Steven A Schmidt photo from the Illinois Sex Offender Registry website

A registered sex offender from Geneseo faces several new charges after he was arrested in connection with an investigation in Henry County.

Court records showed Steven A Schmidt, now 32, served three years in prison plus four years on probation, in addition to being required to register as a sex offender, after he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13.  The charges were filed in Bureau County in 2003.

After an investigation that began August 18, 2014, police say Schmidt faces new charges in Henry County, Illinois.

Schmidt was arrested Tuesday, August 26, 2014, and he was formally charged with failure to report as a sex offender, sex offender communicating with a minor, grooming, indecent solicitation of a minor, solicitation to meet a child and traveling to meet a minor.  The charges are all felonies.

Schmidt was held in the Henry County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Steven A Schmidt photo from Henry County Sheriff

Steven A Schmidt photo from Henry County Sheriff

4 comments

  • Jackie Stevens

    I agree with Debbie throw the keys away you can not fix people like this no matter how hard they try. Every time they are released the crime is that much worse because they know the stacks are higher.

  • Christina

    This is my daughters father. For her to find out this way was really bad. I will be getting to the bottom of this story, as the story may not of published the entire story. People should know the whole story before they start judging what they dont know. Before you judge someone make sure your closets are clean!

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