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    Release Number: 16-102

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 14, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Suspect Charged With Lewd and Lascivious Battery Of A Child

    The victim was a 15-year-old female.
    • Friday
    • March 11, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Jafar Rashad Smith
    DOB: 06/21/1987
    12418 N. 15th Street
    Tampa, FL


    • Lewd and Lascivious Battery


    • Victim's Identity Not Released Per FSS 119.071(2(h)(1)and FSS 794.00


    The following narrative has been extracted from the Criminal Arrest Affidavit;
    On 10/22/2015, 28-year-old Jafar Rashad Smith had sexual intercourse with the 15-year-old victim. The victim knew the defendant as Jafar Smith. She was able to identify him from a photograph from Instagram and then her mother pulled up his booking photo from the HCSO website which she was able to identify him and get his true age. The victim later discovered she was pregnant and the suspect
    was the only person she had sex with. On 3/10/2016 the defendant admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim during a controlled phone call. The defendant is on probation at this time and was on probation at the time of the offense.~

    Smith is on supervised probation for a previous unrelated case of Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Female. On 03/04/2009, Jafar Smith was adjudicated as a Florida Registered Sexual Offender for Lewd, Lascivious, Battery with a Victim 12-15 years old.

    Detectives are not aware of any additional victims, however the investigation is continuing.

    Smith was arrested without incident and booked into the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail where he is currently being held without bail.

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