Former High School Resource Officer Accused Of Having Sexual Contact With Teenager
New allegations arose against a former Centennial High School resource officer on Monday.
Todd L. Smith, who served as a school resource officer at Centennial High School during the 2011-12 school year, was accused of “sexting” a teenage girl. On Monday, new allegations surfaced that Smith had sexual contact with another teenage girl on school grounds.
Smith, 49, was arrested by FBI agents on Thursday and federally charged. He was being held in the custody of U.S. Marshals.
Smith faces a charge of coercion and enticement because of the texting allegations, which involved a 15-year-old girl.
The officer was accused of sending text messages to the girl stating that he had a “sexual addiction” and that he wanted to meet “at a special place” where he and the girl would engage in sexual contact.
On Monday, Smith sat silently as an FBI agent explained how the alleged victim contacted authorities to report that Smith threatened her if she told anyone about the conversations.
The judge called Smith, a husband and father of four, a danger to the community. Family members testified that he was not a flight risk and could be trusted.
A Columbus Division of Police spokesman said that Smith was relieved of his duties with the Columbus Division of Police upon his arrest.
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