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Creston man charged with sexual assault of a minor

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 11:06 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 11:07 a.m. CST

Trenton Tyler Smith, 38, 217 S. Chestnut St., was charged 2:30 p.m. Monday at Fansteel Wellman Dynamics on a Union County warrant for second-degree sexual abuse.

According to a Creston Police report, in May, law enforcement officers were advised a minor reported she had been sexually assaulted in September 2010. Officers were assisted in their investigation by Department of Human Services (DHS) personnel. Officers and DHS investigators met with the child. The child reported inappropriate physical contact with Smith.

The incident took place after school while the mother of the child was at work. Smith and the child engaged in oral-genital contact. Officers conducted digitally recorded interviews and obtained statements, which corroborate the report by the minor. Officers confirmed the child was under the age of 12 at the time of the incident.

Smith was being held in the Union County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

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