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Suspect in Lake Hattie slaying now facing porn charges

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By Sarah Smith

Forum News Service 

The suspect in a Lake Hattie death has now been charged with possession of pornography.

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Fredrick William Bachman, 27, formerly of Laporte, now faces seven counts of possession of pornographic works, each punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine upon conviction.

Bachman also faces charges of Second Degree Murder in the May death of retreat owner James Schwartzbauer, 57, whose body was found in the rubble of his burned out home on Lake Hattie May 31.

The felony charges each allege Bachman possessed child pornography on computer discs from around 2009 and 2010 until his arrest in 2013.

Bachman is in the Hubbard County Correctional Center on $600,000 unconditional bond in the murder case.

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