Motion filed to revoke probation in Webster County child molestation case
WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A motion has been filed to revoke probation in a child molestation case in Webster County.
A judge had previously sentenced Petie and Aaron Schwartz to five years of probation after both pleaded guilty to sex crimes, according to court records.
Back in June, a pregnant 13-year old Amish girl from Seymour sought medical treatment. Investigators say that Petie and Aaron Schwartz were later charged with six counts of statutory rape in connection to the case. The brothers were given probation, but avoided jail time from that sentence.
The prosecutor says the men have already had contact with the victim, which would violate conditions of their probation and could lead to 15 years of prison. A judge will decide if they’ll be sent to prison.
Prior to the sentence for probation, the Webster County prosecutor says proving those charges wouldn’t have been easy, even though a detective says both Schwartz’s admitted to it. A plea deal was offered for lesser charges of third-degree child molestation due to lack of evidence, according to the prosecutor.
As part of the plea deal, the two men had to pay a fine, serve 100 hours of community service and write an apology letter to the Amish community. They will also have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
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