Robert Alexander Smith, 65, was arrested on August 24 at his home in Stansbury Park, Utah, where the alleged abuse occurred. Authorities booked Smith into the Tooele County Jail after the county sheriff’s office conducted an investigation that included interviews with five young girls who claim they are victims of the federal employee, KSLTV reports.
“He was booked on four counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child without incident,” according to court documents.
Authorities charged Smith the following day with four 1st-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, four class-A misdemeanor counts of lewdness involving a child, and two class-B misdemeanor counts of lewdness, Fox 13 reports.
Smith’s arrest came after one of the young girls, “6 or 7 years old when the abuse occurred,” opened up to her mother about something “very uncomfortable.” The victim said Smith had forced her to touch him inappropriately under his clothes on multiple occasions in 2020.
Another girl claimed that Smith demanded that she do the same thing to him, while the other three victims said Smith touched them inappropriately under their clothes, FOX 13 reports.
A Children’s Advocacy Center conducted interviews with the victims, and each testified that inappropriate touching, including some genital touching, occurred during the alleged abuse, KSLTV reports.
According to Smith’s arrest report, he “occupied a position of special trust as it pertains to the victims in this case.”
The National Pulse reports that all five victims’ ages range from pre-teen to high school.
FBI officials offered a statement regarding the arrest.
“We are aware of the arrest of an FBI employee,” the agency told The National Pulse. “The FBI takes allegations of misconduct very seriously. As such, the incident has been referred to the FBI’s Internal Affairs Section. We cannot comment further on an ongoing personnel matter.”
Lauren’s Kids, a nonprofit that educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention, said that child sexual abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnicities and cultures, and in religion and education.
The National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse reports that America has more than 42 million survivors of sexual abuse.
The National Sex Offenders Registry says that a typical pedophile commits 117 sexual crimes in a lifetime.
FBI "Supervisory Intelligence Analyst" Arrested for Child Sex Abuse
Robert Alexander Smith, 65, Stansbury Park, Utah
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