Bond set for Baltic teen facing child pornography, rape charges

BALTIC, S.D. (KSFY) - UPDATE: Bond has been set for the Baltic teen being accused of sending in his school lewd and threatening messages.

A judge set Nicholas Schmidt's bond at $10,000 cash-only. Additionally, he can not have contact with the victim.

KSFY News reporter Kelley Smith will have more on this story at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Nicholas Schmidt, who was being accused of sending minors in his school lewd and threatening messages, is now facing more charges. According to court documents, Schmidt is facing three charges for possessing, manufacturing, or distributing child pornography; two counts of rape in the second degree; and one count of rape in the fourth degree.

According to an affidavit, a 16-year-old girl reported to the Brandon Police Department that Schmidt allegedly intimidated her into performing oral sex and sending multiple nude photographs of herself to him in the summer and fall of 2016.

A detective asked Schmidt earlier in May about the allegations she made, and he admitted to receiving nude photographs from her and saving them to his phone. He also admitted to hanging out with this girl multiple times and told the detective that all of the sexual encounters he had with her were consensual.

Schmidt was originally facing four charges for allegedly attempting to send photos of his penis and making threats like 'I will rape you’ or ‘cut your throat’ to two minors. He now faces these child pornography and rape charges on top of those. He will appear in court Thursday afternoon.



 
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