Are You the One? Alum Connor Smith Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Teenage Girl
The former reality star, who appeared in season 3 of the MTV dating series, is charged with four felonies including sexual battery and rape as well as two counts of criminal confinement.
AceShowbiz –Connor Smith has had a run-in with the law. The former “Are You the One?” contestant has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Lake County, Indiana.
The 31-year-old former reality star was taken into custody in Cook County, Illinois, though the crime occurred in Indiana, TMZ reported on Tuesday, December 21. Following the arrest, he was charged with four felonies including sexual battery and rape. He was also charged with two counts of criminal confinement. He is currently being held in the Cook County Jail on no bond according to the jail records.
Court documents obtained by The Times of Northwest Indiana alleged that Connor, who appeared in season 3 of the MTV dating series, forced the teenage girl, whom he met online, to perform a sexual act on him after she got into his vehicle. She reportedly told police that Connor had abducted her in July when she was visiting family in Indiana.
The girl claimed that they first made contact via Snapchat when she messaged someone about a cat they were selling and gave the address of the house she was staying at. The alleged victim said that a man ripped open the screen window on her bedroom that night and pulled her out of her room, before forcing her into his truck and tanking her to a motel when he set about sexually assaulting her.
But her story had shifted in subsequent police interviews. She later told the authorities that she had snuck out of her own accord to visit Connor after they had matched together on a dating app. She told police that she “immediately had a bad feeling” after meeting Connor at his truck and she alleged that he forced her to perform oral sex on him as they drove to the motel.
The teen further claimed that he slapped her repeatedly and even tried to choke her during the harrowing drive. Once they were at the motel, Connor allegedly urinated on her before forcing her to perform oral sex on him again. Afterward, she said that he drove her back to the house and told her that he would return the following night to pick her up.
Police explained that the girl’s family was outside when they drove by as they searched for her. The teen’s family also reportedly chased after his vehicle and was able to relay its description to the authorities.
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