VCSO: Man Charged with Child Exploitation

Early Sunday morning, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on charges related to the photographing of sex acts involving a minor.

Authorities responded to the Holiday Inn at 324 Rusher Creek Road in Evansville in reference to a child abuse complaint.

Authorities say the parents of a 16-year-old male found their son involved in sexual intercourse with 28-year-old Daniel Scott Smith of Illinois.

In an interview with Smith, authorities say he had met the juvenile on social media some time earlier this year and had traveled from Illinois to Evansville to pick up the juvenile from his home. Authorities tell Eyewitness News that Smith then explained they went to the Holiday Inn where they engaged in sexual activity.

Smith has been charged with Child Exploitation and was lodged in Vanderburgh County Jail.

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