Holmen school worker charged with
sexual, physical Child Abuse
La Crosse, Wisconsin – A Holmen school district employee is accused of sexually and physically abusing a child over the course of about six years.
Timothy Schilling, 47, raped the boy, beat him with a belt, slapped his genitals with a fly swatter, and urinated on him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in La Crosse County Circuit Court.
The boy told police the abuse began when he was about 6 and recounted several occasions when he was raped, according to the criminal complaint. The boy described another encounter when he was about 8 when Schilling hit his bare back with a belt.
According to the complaint, Schilling slapped his face, urinated on his leg, and wrung out soiled underwear over his head when the boy struggled with wetting his pants. He also pulled on the boy’s genitals and hit them with a fly swatter.
Prosecutors charged Schilling with repeated sexual assault of a child, two felony counts of physical abuse of a child and four counts of disorderly conduct. The most serious charge carries a maximum 60-year sentence. He is free on a signature bond.
Schilling, an educational assistant who worked in building security, was put on unpaid leave after he was arrested Nov. 27, according to a letter the district sent to parents.
School District Administrator Kristin Mueller said in the letter that Schilling did not work in classrooms and that his employment was under review.
Mueller said Wednesday that he remains on unpaid leave.