Sept. 20, 2013 – Sheriff’s Investigators working an undercover operation to catch sexual predators came into contact with 48 year-old John Hartwell Smith, Jr. of Gainesville.
Mr. Smith arranged, via an advertisement on Craigslist, to meet with what he believed to be
an underage female for the purpose of having a sexual relationship.
A meeting place was agreed upon and when Mr. Smith arrived he was arrested without incident.
Mr. Smith was booked into the Hall County Jail, charged with one count of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes. He is currently free on $15,000 bond. He is next scheduled for a committal hearing on October 21, 2013.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013