UPDATE: Woman Denies Sexual Assault

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 5/8/14 @ 5:00 p.m.
NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One woman charged with sexual assault spoke exclusively with WSAZ.com and denies the allegations.

Deputies in Nicholas County say Alexandria Schmidt sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl on at least eight different occasions. Schmidt told WSAZ.com exclusively, she didn't touch the girl. She says, "She told him I had sex with her eight times and I never touched her, never."

In fact, Schmidt says she barely knew the girl. She says she knew Julie Smith, a family member of the girl.

Schmidt says she's being targeted. "I feel like they're discriminating me because I'm a lesbian. They targeted me and they could have went after someone else that could actually make someone pregnant and actually hurt them."

If convicted, Schmidt would become a registered sex offender. She says, "I never did anything and now it's come out to be a big deal and I'm facing eight years in jail."

Smith is also behind bars. she's charged with authorizing sexual contact with a minor.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/7/14
NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two women were arrested after one of them allegedly let the other sexually abuse an underage family member.

Nicholas County Sheriff's deputies say Julie Smith, 36, knew Alexandria Schmidt, 19, had assaulted a 13-year-old family member on at least eight separate occasions.

Smith is charged with authorizing sexual contact with a minor, and Schmidt is charged with eight counts of sexual assault.

Both women were taken to the Central Regional Jail. Schmidt's bond was set at $40,000, and Smith's bond is $20,000.


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