Local soccer coach accused of sex crimes involving teen
UPDATE: Jury selection began in the trial for Justin Smith on Monday, October 29.
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DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A local soccer coach accused of sex crimes against a teen has been indicted by a Grand Jury.
Justin K. Smith, 41, of Germantown has been indicted on two counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, two counts of Sexual Battery and two counts of Sexual Imposition. Authorities say the 14-year-old victim was one of the players Smith coached for SWARM Soccer Club.
In addition to coaching, Smith works for the Montgomery County Board of Development Disabilities Services where he's since been placed on administrative leave. Authorities say none of the offenses Smith is accused of happened at his place of work.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck commented on the case saying "We expect and trust that coaches will be community leaders and positive mentors to our children. This defendant violated that trust." A warrant has been issued for Smith's arrest.