January 14, 2014 | 04:25 PMA convicted sex offender is accused of refereeing a sporting event at Big Foot High School in September 2012.
On Monday, the Walworth Police Department referred a felony charge of a sex offender working with children to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office against Aaron Schreiber.
In Wisconsin, people convicted of a “serious child sex offense” are prohibited from working or volunteering with children.
Schreiber, 32, was certified to be a referee by the WIAA. The Rock Valley-South Conference is responsible for scheduling referees at Big Foot.
According to the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, Cambria-Friesland athletic director Phil Tallman contacted the WIAA after he learned that Schreiber was a registered sex offender.
Schreiber was convicted of “sodomy with an underage female” in military court, according to the Daily Citizen.
His arrest generated coverage by Wisconsin television stations, which alerted local officials to Schreiber’s status as a sex offender.
Walworth Police Lt. Andy Long said Big Foot Athletic Director Tim Collins recognized Schreiber’s name when he heard about the charges on a recent newscast.
In Dodge County, Schreiber is facing 10 counts of a sexual offender working with children, 15 counts of bomb scare threats and 16 counts of bail jumping in Dodge County. The three charges are felonies.
If convicted of all the charges, Schreiber faces up to 273 1/2 years in prison and $560,000 in fines. On the Green Bay Press Gazette’s website, the newspaper posted a video of Schreiber’s Nov. 15 initial appearance. In that video, Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg states that Schreiber was a referee at middle school and high school sporting events.
Schreiber’s attorney for the initial appearance argued that the original military charges were in the process of being overturned. Judge Steve Bauer set a $200,000 bond for Schreiber, who is in custody.
Klomberg said that the bomb threats were made to businesses and schools in Green Lake County.
In Green Lake County, Schreiber is facing a felony charge for failing to maintain the sex offender registry and misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and resisting an officer.
Schreiber is a lifetime registrant on the sex offender registry. Currently, Schreiber’s residence is listed at the Dodge County jail, in Juneau.