Monday, July 27, 2009

Lawrence Schultz Sentenced to 10 years for Sexual Assault

A 60-year-old Fond du Lac man will spend 10 years in prison and serve 15 years on extended supervision for sexual assault.

On May 26, Lawrence M. Schultz pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child, which was amended from repeated sexual assault of the same child.

Two counts of causing a child younger than 13 years of age to view/listen to a sexual act and first-degree sexual assault of a child were dismissed and read into the court record.

The sexual assaults were reported to have occurred in 2008, according to the criminal complaint.

Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Richard Nuss warned Schultz that violating extended supervision would lead to another appearance in court in which Schultz could be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Fond du Lac County District Attorney Dan Kaminsky recommended a sentence of 22 years in prison with 10 years extended supervision. He said that despite Schultz's lack of a criminal history, Schultz could sexually assault other children if not in custody.

Kaminsky added that the only reason he did not request the maximum of 25 years in prison is because there were no allegations of sexual intercourse.

Defense attorney William Mayer said the pre-sentence investigation recommendation of probation would be sufficient. Mayer noted that Schultz accepted responsibility and basically turned himself in when he confessed to a counselor.

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