DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2017
SUBJECT: Illinois Man Arrested after Photographing Juvenile Performing Sex Acts
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-022
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Illinois man on charges related to the photographing of sex acts involving a minor.
On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at approximately 2:30 AM the Sheriff's Office responded to the Holiday Inn at 324 Rusher Creek Road in reference a child sexual abuse complaint. The parents of a 16-year-old male had found their son engaged in sexual intercourse with a 28-year-old male, identified as Mr. Daniel Scott Smith.
During an interview, Mr. Smith explained that he had met the juvenile on social media earlier this year. Mr. Smith indicated that he traveled from Illinois to Evansville and picked the juvenile up from his house. The two went to the Holiday Inn, where they engaged in sexual activity. Mr. Smith admitted to photographing the juvenile performing sex acts upon him.
Mr. Smith is currernty lodged at the Vanderburgh County Jail. A bond amount has not yet been set.
Daniel Scott Smith (pictured above), 28, of Steeleville, Ilinois. Child Exploitation as a Level 5 Felony.
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