UPDATE: Substitute teacher indicted on sex crimes against minors

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 12/13/17 @ 5:15 p.m.
A substitute teacher has been indicted by a grand jury on sexual charges against minors.

Gregory Smith, 67, of Lucasville, is charged with disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, attempted sexual battery, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor.

Sheriff Marty Donini says his office was notified in October by a local principal who had concerns that a substitute teacher was having inappropriate relations with a student.

Investigators say Smith sent naked photos of himself to a girl’s cell phone and asked her to do the same.

They also say Smith arranged a time for the girl to meet him at a public location so he could take her back to his home to have sexual relations.

Detectives say Smith, who subbed at different schools in Scioto County, used Snapchat to send the photos.



ORIGINAL STORY 10/27/17
A 67-year-old substitute teacher was arrested after allegedly sending naked pictures of himself to a student and making arrangements for them to meet for sexual relations, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office says.

Gregory Smith of Lucasville, Ohio, is charged with one count of attempted sexual battery, one count of disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile, and one count of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. All are felony charges.

Sheriff Marty Donini says his office was notified by a local principal who had concerns that a substitute teacher was having inappropriate relations with a student.

Investigators say Smith sent naked photos of himself to a girl’s cell phone and asked her to do the same. They also say Smith arranged a time for the girl to meet him Thursday at a public location so he could take her back to his home to have sexual relations.

Detectives say Smith, who subbed at different schools in Scioto County, used Snapchat to send the photos.

Smith was arrested Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop on state Route 104.

He is being held on a $ 17,500 bond and was scheduled to appear Friday in Portsmouth Municipal Court.

Additional charges could be presented to a grand jury.