despp: State Police Arrest Man for Enticing a Child
2012

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
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Connecticut State Police
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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Reuben Bradford
Commissioner
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2012

 

STATE POLICE ARREST MAN FOR ENTICING A MINOR

 

   On 01/05/12, the Connecticut State Police initiated an Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation (I.C.A.C.) and posted a personal ad on a popular website.

   One of the many responses received was from Mark Smith (DOB: 12/02/67) of
14 Belvedere Road, North Haven.  Over several months, Smith and State Police Detectives communicated via e-mail.  Smith expressed to an undercover detective, who was using a 14-year-old male persona, his attraction for what he believed was a 14-year-old male.

   Smith then e-mailed the undercover persona inappropriate photos and verbage. Smith indicated his intent to meet in a hotel room with what he believed was a 14-year-old male. 

   The accused was charged with Criminal Attempt to Entice a Minor (53a-49/53a-90a) and Criminal Attempt to Impair the Morals of a Child (53-49/53-21).

 

   Smith is being held on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court at GA#4 in Waterbury on 11/15/12.  Because Smith has part-time custody of his daughter, the Department of Children and Families was notified. 

 

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