APPLETON — The Appleton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a convicted sex offender they say violated his probation.

Paul P. Schmidt, 51, is a white male, approximately 5’08” weighing 193 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair.

Schmidt has an active felony warrant through the WI Department of Corrections for absconding probation.

Schmidt is currently on supervision for two counts of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, according to an Appleton Police Department News release.

Schmidt is possibly driving a red 2013 Kia Optima sedan with WI registration ‘ARJ5907’.

Available information suggests Schmidt may be headed towards the northern part of the state. His vehicle was possibly last spotted in the Green Bay area.

If you locate Schmidt or his vehicle, do not approach. Contact local law enforcement reference this bulletin.

If you can assist with information in locating Schmidt, please call the Appleton Police Department at 920-832-5500. You can also direct message this page and the information will be forwarded.

If you have information but would prefer not to call, please consider visiting our website to report a tip or email us at



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