Creston man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse of minor

Trenton Tyler Smith of Creston — who allegedly sexually abused an 11-year-old female — has entered a plea of not guilty for the second-degree sexual abuse charge against him.

According to a Creston Police report, in May, law enforcement officers were advised a minor reported she had been sexually assaulted by Smith. The incident allegedly occurred in September 2010 after school while the minor’s mother was at work. The police report states Smith and the child engaged in oral-genital contact.

Officers were assisted in their investigation by Department of Human Services (DHS) personnel.

A pretrial conference for the 38-year-old Smith is scheduled 10 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Union County Courthouse. A trial is slated for Feb. 18.