Jul 20, 2017

By joint request Chad Smith's preliminary hearing continued to July 27; six hour estimate if alleged victims testify

Chad Smith's preliminary hearing is scheduled for today. Deputy Public Defender Jennifer Dixon is representing Smith. Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads is prosecuting the case.

After defense withdrew their motion to continue at the last court hearing on July 18; today Ms. Dixon told Visiting Judge Robert Crone that bith sides are requesting a joint continuance with a special set on July 27.

Smith is charged with 13 counts. Except for Count 1, 2, 10-13; all other counts have special allegations.

Chad Alan Smith, is charged by the District Attorney's office with 13 counts with several special allegations.

Counts 1 and 2 are PC 288.7 (b) Oral copulation or penetration with a child who was 10 years of age or younger. Alleged victim Jane Doe #1.

Counts 3 -7 are PC 288 (a) Lewd or Lascivious Acts Upon a Child. Counts 3-5 have two special allegations. Count 6 and 7 three special allegations. Alleged victim Jane Doe 1.

Count 8 is Lewd Act Upon a Child PC 288 (c) 1:" Any person who commits an act described in subdivision (a) with the intent described in that subdivision, and the victim is a child of 14 or 15 years, and that person is at least 10 years older than the child, is guilty of a public offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for one, two, or three years, or by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year. " 

Count 8 has three special allegations. Alleged victim Jane Doe # 1.

Count 9 is Lewd Act Upon a Child PC 288 (a):(a) Except as provided in subdivision (i), any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act, including any of the acts constituting other crimes provided for in Part 1, upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of a child who is under the age of 14 years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child, is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. 

Count 9, two special allegations. Alleged victim Jane Doe #2. 

Count 10-13 are misdemeanors Disobeying Domestic Relatons Order. PC 273.6 (a): 273.6. (a) "Any intentional and knowing violation of a protective order, "

The two special allegations are:

The three special allegations are:

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  1. Pleas continue to keep us informed on this. I know Chad through us both being motorcycle enthusiasts. I don't know him well enough to speculate on whether he is likely to have committed the crimes or not. I live on the opposite coast, which makes it harder to find out information beyond what news sites post. I tried looking things up through the court's website, but they don't share as much there as they do here.

    1. If the preliminary proceeds as scheduled on July 27, that will be the next update. If it is a six hour preliminary, I will try and update as much as I can during lunch and then at the end of the day.

    2. I worked closely with this monster for two years. During this time he started off acting like the nicest guy in the world but later showed signs of psychopathy, narcissism and he had very bad anger issues. I feel so badly for his family. I believe he did do these things and that there wouldn't ba case or so much evidence if he hadnt.