Bond raised in Smith sex case

Published 5:56 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Faces 9 charges, $1.38M bond

New charges have been added in the alleged child sexual abuse case against a Brewton man.

Smith Sr.

William Smith Sr., 56, was first arrested in February by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office based on allegations from two victims. Later, the Brewton Police Department filed additional charges following claims were made two sets of victims.

Since then, the case has continued to grow, and as of Monday, Smith faced the following charges:

• two counts of sex abuse of a child less than 12;

• second-degree sodomy;

• first-degree sexual abuse;

• two counts of pornography distribution to a minor;

• enticing a child; and,

• indecent exposure.

Currently, Smith Sr. remains in the Escambia County Detention Center under a $1.38 million bond.

Last week, the BPD stated the case remains ongoing, and anyone with any further information is urged to contact one’s local law enforcement agency.