Aug 10, 2017
Chad Smith's jury trial for alleged sexual molestation set for October 2
Chad Smith's arraignment was scheduled for this morning at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 3.
Arraignment on information has 16 counts. Four of them are disobeying court domestic violence order. The rest are all sexual offenses with two or three special allegations for some counts. Only one Count, number 12 is alleged victim Jane Doe #2. Counts 1 through 11 are all alleged victim Jane Doe #1 with some counts specifically referring to where the act took place.
Not guilty pleas. Time not waived. Trial confirmation September 20 at 8:30. Jury trial on October 2 at 9:15.
The alleged victims in the sexual abuse case are his own step-daughter (Jane Doe #1) and a friend of his step-daughter's (Jane Doe #2); both minors at the time of the alleged sexual acts.
Chad Smith was held to answer on all charges, after his preliminary hearing.
The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads. Deputy DA Carolyn Schaffer appeared in court today for Ms. Eads.
Smith is being represented by Deputy Public Defender Jennifer Dixon.