Izard County
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01/07/2015

CHILD SEX CHARGES FILED

 

     MARK SMITH

 

An Izard County man was recently charged with child related sexual crimes. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Mark E. Smith, age 43 of Mt. Pleasant is accused of having inappropriate relations with a fourteen year old female. During a twelve or thirteen month period in mostly 2014 at the last month of 2013, the victim said that Smith exposed her breasts and took a picture of her exposure with his cell phone. Smith is also accused of touching the victim’s breasts on six or seven occasions and her buttocks on a lot more occasions. It is further alleged that Smith on a least two occasions attempted to put his hand down the front of her pants.

Smith was formally charged  January 6 with four courts, each a class “b” felony , with sexual assault second degree and computer exploitation of a child, also a Class “b” felony. Smith remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond with an initial Izard County Circuit Court appearance January 21st.

 

 

News Release, For Immediate Release, January 7, 2015, POC: Sheriff Lawrence, 7803684203

 

Note: Picture of Smith provided

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