Child porn suspect sentenced in Waukesha

CREATED Dec 3, 2012

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WAUKESHA - A Waukesha County judge has sentenced Daniel Schmidt to four years in state prison.

Schmidt pleaded guilty in October to two counts of possessing child pornography, 11 other possession counts were dropped in connection with his plea deal.

The 21-year-old was arrested in March after being involved in a drug-related high-speed chase with police.

According to a criminal complaint, Schmidt sold drugs to a police informant, sparking the investigation that lead to officers discovering text messages on his phone, discussing sexual acts with an underage boy.

A subsequent search of the man's computer turned up pictures and video of children engaged in sex acts.

Schmidt is also charged in Milwaukee County for allegedly having sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy in June.  He reportedly met the teen through a social networking website.

That trial is slated for February.