Jul 27, 2017
Clutching a teddy bear, Chad Smith's step daughter testifies about alleged sexual abuse over years, at home, at his business, in area hotels
Jane Doe #1 was very calm, called the defendant "Mr. Smith" and did not look at him except to identify him in court. Smith just stared at her throughout her testimony.
Jane Doe # 1 was a very credible witness, answering questions from Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads without hesitation and many specifics.
For an hour and 20 minutes, family members, supporters, court staff, family members ( TS , LOCO and I) heard this young girl testify about the alleged sexual abuse she endured from a man she trusted and loved.
The alleged acts occurred at two houses, Smith's former business, Surfside Burger Shack, hotels as well as his new home. They started at age 10 and continued until age 14.
The frequent sexual acts involved finger penetration, penis and vagina sex, anal sex, oral sex and sexually suggestive nicknames.
At the end of this morning's testimony, Jane Doe sais she was scared about testifying, "because I don't want to say this stuff happened to me, because I wish it never happened to me."
Smith told Jane Doe not to tell anyone about the abuse because then her brothers would not have a father anymore and Smith said he would kill himself.