Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Former School Resource Officer Accused Of Sexting Girl


A civil lawsuit has been filed against the former Columbus City Schools Resource Officer accused of sexting with a student.

The city of Columbus is also named in the lawsuit which seeks $25,000 in punitive damages.

The girl who filed the claim said that she met Todd Smith at Centennial High School in 2011 when she was a freshman.

The girl, whose identity was not released, said that Smith began to make sexual remarks to her and then gave her his personal cell phone number.

According to the lawsuit, Smith started to text the girl in May and June 2012. The filing also said that the text messages escalated from sexual innuendo to comments that he was "good at cheating on his wife."

Smith was also accused of texting descriptions of his genitalia and requesting nude photos and sex from the girl. The lawsuit claimed Smith asked the girl to help him with his sexual addiction.

The lawsuit also said that Smith forced himself on the girl inside his Centennial High School office and tried to get her to kiss him. According to the court paperwork, the girl said that she told him "no" and pushed him away.

Smith's attorney said that he had not yet seen the lawsuit.

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