Mother charged with sexually assaulting her children ruled competent to stand trial

A Grand Chute woman appears in Outagamie County court May 16, 2018, on charges she sexually assaulted her own children. (WLUK image)

APPLETON (WLUK) – A Grand Chute woman charged with sexual assault involving her two children is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.

FOX 11 is not naming the woman, 33, so as to not identify the victims.

The ruling by Judge Carrie Schneider means the suspect understands the charges and can assist in her own defense. It does not address her mental state at the time of the offenses, as that is an issue which would be raised at a later stage of the case.

A preliminary hearing on eight counts, including four counts of child sexual exploitation, is set for June 29, court records show.

According to prosecutors and the criminal complaint, the woman allegedly sexually assaulted her two children – a boy, 7, and a daughter, 6 – during the course of several months. The allegations include charges that she posted sexually explicit online images and videos.

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