Former Gresham choir teacher charged in student sex assault case

Timothy Schmidt

GRESHAM, Wis. (WBAY) - A former Gresham choir teacher has been charged with 24 felonies, including Sex Assault of Student by School Staff, Child Sexual Exploitation, and Possession of Child Pornography.

Timothy Schmidt appeared in Shawano County court Tuesday where a judge set cash bond at $100,000.

Schmidt was ordered to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 and no contact with Gresham High School.

The Gresham Community School District says on March 21, it became aware of a police investigation into the conduct of Schmidt, an elementary music and junior high/high school choir teacher.

Schmidt resigned on March 23, and the school board accepted the resignation.

"The School District has taken all appropriate steps to ensure that its music education programs proceed as planned," reads a statement from the district.

Schmidt's next court appearance is scheduled for April 10.

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