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May 18, 2017 06:00 PM

18-Year-Old Facing Rape And Child Porn Charges

An 18-year-old Baltic man is facing rape charges after allegedly forcing a teenage girl to take naked pictures of herself. 

Along with the rape charges, Nicholas Schmidt also faces child porn charges. According to court papers, the victim says Schmidt has been forcing her to take naked pictures of herself for more than a year. 

Schmidt walked into a Minnehaha County Courtroom where he was told he could spend decades behind bars. According to court documents, the victim says she was intimidated by Schmidt and forced to send hundreds of naked photos through SnapChat from April 2016 to as recently as this month.  

The documents also say Schmidt would pick up the teen and bring her to a rural area near Renner, where he would tell her if she didn't perform sexual acts on him, he would send the nude photos to other people. At one point, he threatened to leave her out in a field. The paperwork also says Schmidt went to the victim's home last month to ask for sex. 

The affidavit goes on to say Schmidt admitted the two hung out and that he only said he would leave her in the field as a joke. He also claims the sexual encounters were consensual. 

Authorities searched Schmidt's phone last week, where they found three pictures. The victim confirmed to authorities that she took those pictures last month. 

In court, Schmidt had didn't say much as the judge read his charges.

A judge set Schmidt's bond at $10,000 cash. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and  he is not to use any device with an Internet connection. 


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