TROY — A former educator is behind bars facing serious charges including two counts of second degree felony illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material and five counts of fourth degree felony pandering obscenity.
Allen Smith, 67, of West Milton, turned himself into Troy Police on Friday following grand jury indictments of the charges. According to Troy Police, an investigation began on Sept. 21 when a mother of a 14 year-old girl reportedly found messages on a cell phone between Smith and the minor.
According to a press release from Detective Chris Tilley, during the investigation several other illegal activities involving minors were discovered which subsequently led to the grand jury indictments. Further investigation is still ongoing and more charges are possible.
Smith was a former educator in the Milton-Union School district. He was the principal of Milton-Union High School from 1992-2001, according to the school’s website. He was formerly employed as a curriculum supervisor with the Miami County Education Service Center. He resigned in September.
Smith awaits arraignment in Miami County Common Pleas Court.