MAN GETS 6 MONTHS IN SEX CASE
Donald P. Schmid, a 35 year old Bethpage man, admitted in court that he fondled his friend's three sons ages 7, 8 and 9 when they were at his home at 9 Revere Avenue. He pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the boys when they slept at his house in November. He was sentence Friday to 6 months in jail and will be placed on probation for 5 years after his release. He originally was charged with three felony counts of first degree sexual abuse for fondling each of the boys on separate occasions, but prosecutors lets him plead guilty to one count of first degree sexual abuse and dropped the other two charges against him. The boys' parents agreed to the deal so their sons would not have to testify in a trial.