Substitute teacher charged for sex with student

Kenneth Smith Jr., 31, is accused of offering money in exchange for sexual favors.


MIAMISBURG -- Police are trying to track down a former substitute teacher. accused of having sex with a student.

Kenneth M. Smith, Junior faces sexual battery and other charges.

Police say some of the incidents happened in Miamisburg.

According to police, the incidents took place at two hotels on Byers Road.

The substitute teacher taught at the school the student attends.

Now there's a warrant out and police are on the hunt for him.

"He's just a regular kid . He just didn't have a lot of money to buy things and his family didn't have a lot of money and the teacher took advantage of that," said Miamisburg Police Department Detective Sergeant Jeff Muncy.

He's talking about 31 year old Kenneth Smith Junior.

The former substitute teacher for Dayton Public Schools allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 17 -year-old male student.

"He went to a lot of events and one of the events he had met the student at was a track meet at one of the Dayton Public Schools and then over the course of time, began buying things for him, giving him money," said Muncy.

Muncy said Smith exchanged gifts for sexual favors.

"As a parent that kind of pisses me off because that kind is more like a pedophile," said a mother who lives in Kettering ad didn't want to be identified.

Police said the relationship lasted several months, they found out about it this past February when teachers became suspicious.

"The teachers at the school noticed and heard rumors of an inappropriate relationship so they pulled him in the office and spoke to him and that's when he admitted to it.," said Muncy.

The teenager claimed the incidents took place at two hotels in Miamisburg.

"I have a son too and i wouldn't want my son to be subjected to stuff like that," said a Dayton father who didn't want to be identified.

Muncy said the boy's parents were fooled by Smith.

His message to other parents, be on guard.

"If they're coming to your house, if they're picking them up outside of school hours that normally teachers don't do that. That's some red flags," said Muncy.

Police said they questioned Smith and he admitted to the sexual relationship.

He was fired from his teacher's job shortly after it came to light

If convicted, Smith could get two to 16 years in prison and could be labeled a sex offender.

DAYTON (WRGT) - A Dayton substitute teacher was indicted by a Montgomery County Grand Jury after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17 year old.

Kenneth Smith Jr., 31, is accused of offering money in exchange for sexual favors.

He was a Dayton Public School Substitute teacher in July of 2015 when the incident reportedly occured, but his current status with the district is not yet known.

His victim reportedly was not one of Smith's students, but the two did met at a track meet.

Miamisburg police crews investigated the case, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Smith was indicted on charges including compelling prostitution, soliciting, pandering obscenity involving a minor and sexual battery.

Public Information Officer for Dayton Public Schools Jill Moberley told Fox 45 that Dayton Public Schools does not employ substitute teachers, but they come from a company Parallel who would have been the ones to hire Smith.

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