(5-22-21) Michael G Schmidt (54) has been indicted by a Mercer County Grand Jury on two first degree felony charges of rape. The indictment accuses Schmidt of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 6 in May (2021).

Schmidt is being held without bond in the Mercer County Detention Center pending an initial appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Monday afternoon.

In 2001 Schmidt was convicted for 4 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition involving 2 young girls in 2001 and was released in 2017 after serving 16 years in prison. In June of 2020 he was arrested on a Misdemeanor-1st Degree Charge: of Menacing by Stalking. In January of 2019 he was was arrested on a Misdemeanor-1st Degree Charge of Menacing by Stalking Knowingly Cause To Believe Physical Harm Or Cause Mental Distress.

Cite as State v. Schmidt, 2002-Ohio-490.