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Convicted Sex Offender Charged With Child Abuse

Bond was set at $500,000 for a 34-year-old convicted sex offender suspected of critically injuring a 1-year-old boy in a North Fond du Lac home last Wednesday. Jason Schifelbine of Fond du Lac was in Fond du Lac County Court for an initial hearing Monday. He was charged with physical abuse of a child intentionally causing great harm. The boy he allegedly injured ended up at Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Schifelbine was at his girlfriend’s home and was alone with the boy when the injury occurred. According to the criminal complaint he told officers the boy fell off a counter while he was putting the child’s shoes on. The boy suffered a brain injury, but doctors say he had older bruising on his body as well. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 29th.