WAUKESHA, Wis. (WITI) -- A man accused of sexually assaulting three different children — in two different counties was sentenced to prison Monday, June 3.
Joshua Schindler, 31, in March pleaded no contest to three counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child.
In court on Monday, Schindler was sentenced to serve 22 years and six months in prison, and seven years and six months' extended supervision on each count — to be served concurrently. He received credit for 608 days' time served.
In July 2017, Beloit police started investigating the sexual assault of a 7-year-old boy. That is when police said Schindler disappeared. Officials issued a photo asking for help from the public finding him. He was later arrested in Waukesha County.
Waukesha investigators discovered several alleged assaults of children in 2016 — all under the age of 13 and when Schindler lived in Waukesha County. He was arrested.
Prosecutors said Schindler told officials he “needed help” and was having “weird sexual thoughts.”