Former probation officer accused of sexual misconduct


A former state probation officer in Havre has been accused of engaging in sexual acts with a woman he was assigned to supervise.

Edward L. Schmidt, a 13-year veteran with the state Department of Corrections, was charged Thursday in state District Court in Havre with one count of official misconduct.

The alleged victim is a 40-year-old woman who was placed on probation in February and assigned to Schmidt's supervision. According to the charging document, Schmidt required the woman to call him excessively, talked to her about sexual matters, and on three occasions masturbated in her presence...

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