Austin man enters plea to charge of molesting girl

Published 7:33 am Friday, February 1, 2019

An Austin man who allegedly molested a girl he knew multiple times entered an Alford plea Wednesday in Freeborn County District Court.

Timothy Thomas Schilling, 29

By entering the plea to second-degree criminal sexual conduct, Timothy Thomas Schilling, 29, contended his innocence but acknowledged the prosecution would have had enough evidence to convict him of the crime.

Court documents state Schilling was charged after the alleged victim said Schilling molested her in a series of incidents.

Sentencing is scheduled March 29.

Schilling is expected to receive no executed jail time, be placed on probation and ordered to complete a psychosexual evaluation. He will be required to register as a sex offender.

Judge Steven Schwab removed Schilling’s requirement to use a GPS monitor because of the cost of the unit and the length of time he has before sentencing. He said if Schilling was required to use a GPS monitor and could not do so because of the cost, he could have been sent to jail before sentencing. He questioned the appropriateness of that because of his expected sentence.

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