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Ex-youth soccer coach indicted on 2 more child sex-related charges

Published: Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 8:31 PM
Updated: Monday, October 01, 2018 @ 10:10 PM

Justin K. Smith
MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL
Justin K. Smith(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

UPDATE @ 10:10 p.m. (Oct. 1):

Former youth soccer coach and league president Justin K. Smith, 41, is now scheduled to go to trial Oct. 29.

After he was indicted on two additional charges Friday, Smith now faces three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of sexual battery and two counts of sexual imposition, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records.

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His trial, involving allegations of a sexual relationship with a 14-year-girl, was supposed to start Monday.

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. (Sept. 29):

Justin K. Smith resigned July 6 from his position at the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services, according to Janice Rice, director of communications for the agency. 

EARLIER REPORT (Sept. 28)

A former youth soccer coach supposed to go on trial Monday was indicted today on two more child sex charges.

Justin K. Smith, 41, of Germantown, now faces additional charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and sexual battery, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

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He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, said Greg Flannagan, spokesman for the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

His trial is no longer on the docket for next week following his May 18 indictment on two counts each of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, sexual battery, and sexual imposition.

Smith remains free on an own-recognizance bond.

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Prosecutors have said the charges involve a 14-year-old girl Smith coached through the Southwest Soccer Club. At the time of his May arrest, Smith acted as club president.

It is not clear whether the new charges involve the same girl.

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Smith is on administrative leave from his job at the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services, prosecutors said.

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