Ex-youth soccer club president indicted on sex charges involving minor

Ex-youth soccer club president indicted on sex charges involving minor
Justin K. Smith (MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

GERMANTOWN — The former president of the Southwest Soccer Club in Germantown was indicted today on multiple sex-related charges by a Montgomery County grand jury.

Justin K. Smith, 41, was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual battery, and two counts of sexual imposition, according to a report from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Smith was arrested last Thursday on a preliminary charge of sexual battery, but was released from jail within 24 hours.

Smith is an employee with the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services and was placed on administrative leave last week, according to the prosecutor’s office.

None of the alleged incidents Smith was indicted for occurred at his place of employment, Prosecutor Mat Heck stated in a release.

Prosecutors said the victim is a 14-year-old girl whom Smith coached at the soccer club.

Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said the teen’s parents alerted authorities to the relationship after they found communication between the girl and Smith on her phone and social media. The relationship was said to have lasted about five months, Plummer said.

Smith is not currently listed in custody. He is scheduled to be arraigned May 31.

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