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Janesville man pleads guilty to sharing sexual images with teenager
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MONROE - A Janesville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of sending sexually explicit images to a teenage girl.

Brian Schmoldt, 50, pleaded guilty to two Class I felony counts of exposing a child to harmful material as part of a plea agreement.

Three other charges - a Class H felony count of causing a child to view a sex act and two Class B misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a computer communication system - were dismissed.

Schmoldt was charged after he sent sexually explicit photos and videos to a New Glarus teen via the photo-sharing smartphone app Snapchat. The victim saved the images, which depicted Schmoldt performing sexual acts while nude, for the police.

Schmoldt's plea agreement originally called for him to plead no contest to the charges, but Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley said it was not his practice to accept no contest pleas for felony charges. Schmoldt then amended his plea to guilty.

Daley called for a pre-sentencing investigation to determine the length of Schmoldt's sentence. The results of the investigation will be revealed, along with Schmoldt's sentence, Oct. 19. Schmoldt will remain free on bond until then.

The maximum possible sentence for Schmoldt's charges is three years in prison.