Veteran Wylie policeman fired, arrested for indeceny with a child

Veteran Wylie policeman fired, arrested for indeceny with a child

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After two nights in the Collin County Jail, veteran Wylie police officer Curtis Allen Smith has posted $75,000 bond for a second-degree felony charge of Indecency with a Child. According to the arrest affidavit obtained by News 8, Ofc. Smith, 44, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl for more than a year.

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by JASON WHITELY

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Posted on November 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 10 at 2:10 PM

WYLIE - After two nights in the Collin County Jail, veteran Wylie police officer Curtis Allen Smith has posted $75,000 bond for a second-degree felony charge of Indecency with a Child.

According to the arrest affidavit obtained by News 8, Ofc. Smith, 44, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old female relative for more than a year.

Wylie police said Smith was fired last Wednesday for "policy violations," but a spokeswoman would not detail them. Smith, who has been a Wylie policeman since 1999, is appealing his termination.

The allegations of indecency with a child date back to the summer of 2011.

"She states that as time passed they began playing a 'game' where she and the defendant would pull each others pants down," according to the arrest affidavit. "Sometimes he would have underwear on and sometimes he would not and his genitalia would be exposed."

In another instance, "she walked in on him in the shower and he was nude," the affidavit continued. "He then removed her pants and underwear as she tried to get away. He chased her into the bedroom closet, still nude from his shower and removed her shirt and bra."

Smith eventually gave her clothes back to her, the report read.

"She described another incident where he let her sunbathe topless on some remote land the family has while she and he were camping alone," the affidavit read.

This is the second time this year the Wylie Police Department has faced embarrassing sexual allegations involving its officers.

In January, the department put a veteran patrolman on paid administrative leave after questions of lewd behavior and child pornography surfaced.

Investigators found images of child porn on his computer along with pictures showing the police officer in a sexual act with a woman; another has a naked female dispatcher posing with a Wylie police badge along with another man who also worked for the department.

The female dispatcher and the male civilian employee both quit their jobs at the police department. Wylie fired the officer at the center of it all.

After a four-month investigation this year, investigators decided not to charge the officer with possession of child pornography because they could not determine whether the cop downloaded them, or a hacker put them on the PC before alerting police to it.

Outside investigators said the Wylie officer denied that the child porn belonged to him.

A city spokesman said Ofc. Smith's arrest and the January incidents were both unrelated. The city did not answer questions about what changes, if any, it is considering making after these two high-profile embarrassing incidents.

E-mail jwhitely@wfaa.com

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