UPDATE: Chattanooga man pleads guilty to 5 counts of aggravated statutory rape
UPDATE: According to the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office, Joshua Conrad Smith has pleaded guilty to five counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape, a Class D Felony.
Assistant District Attorney Leslie Longshore said Smith will serve six years on supervised probation, with a total of 16 years as a registered sex offender. Smith is also ordered to have no contact with the victims and no unsupervised contact with any minors.
A Chattanooga man, indicted by the Grand Jury on five counts of aggravated statutory rape, was arrested on Friday.
According to the true bill (indictment), 32-year-old Joshua Conrad Smith is accused of knowingly having sex with underage victims.
According to the indictment, the incidents happened between February 15, 2017 and June 1, 2017.
Chattanooga police said there were two underage victims. They said the two girls reported the incidents to investigators.
Smith is the owner of Closed Door Entertainment Company in Rossville, where he was also a writer, director, actor, and producer.
According to CPD reports, the incidents did not happen at the company.
Channel 3 tried to contact Smith and visited the address listed for his company. We also tried calling, but his phone number has been disconnected.
An email to his company returned an automatic response that says, "it's closed until further notice."
When Channel 3 went to his listed home address, we were told he was not there.
Here's is the full indictment from the Grand Jury:
According to the Hamilton County Jail, Smith is no longer listed as an inmate.
Smith is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment hearing on January 4, 2019.
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