Chesapeake man charged after allegedly having sex with a 14 year old girl

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Chesapeake, Va. - A Chesapeake man was arrested after being charged with three felonies for allegedly having sex with a teenage girl from Yorktown.

24 year old Kenneth Smith was charged for having sex with a 14 year old girl that he met online. Smith told the court that he believed the girl to be 17 years old. The 14 year old victim says that Smith told her that he was 17 years old.

The two individuals shared text messages and pictures and eventually met in person at a Motel 6 in Newport News in September. Once the incident was reported, search warrants were issued for Smith's electronics for evidence of child pornography as well as photos of the 14 year old girl.

Smith is currently out of jail and his bond was set for $15,000.

Stay with NewsChannel 3's Jackie Faye as she brings you more on this story.


  • Will

    This guy deserves everything he has coming to him. He will not last a week in jail when the other inmates find out what hes in for.

  • Ben

    I’m in no way defending this guy, but if you know for a fact or have evidence he did this to other young girls I think perhaps you should take that information to the police, not spread it on a newspaper website.

  • Bee

    I remember hearing stories about this guy a couple years ago about him doing this kind of thing all the time. He’d drive all the way from Virginia Beach to Richmond just to see girls, and I’m pretty sure they were almost always underage

    • Ni

      He is definitely SICK, he is “a photographer” so I’m sure he’s taken pictures or videos of these girls. I hope to god he goes back to jail, otherwise it’s not going to stop. If girls start coming forward will it help his chances???

    • Ch

      My ex boyfriend was friends with him….he would go to Richmond shows all the time and meet girls there. And they were ALWAYS underage.

  • Cathy

    When I was in tenth grade, he tried to get me to meet him at Warped Tour. Randomly added me on fb because of the warped tour page. Luckily I’m one of the lucky ones who rejected him.

  • Ell

    While personally knowing this guy, and his family, all I can really say is wow. A lot of people are so quick to judge, but i know for a fact that this “man” had a mental disorder, much like Aspergers Syndrome on the Autism spectrum. Yeah it’s a screwed up thing he did, and he deserves all that’s coming to him. But why not take into account the mental stability of this guy?

    • nickypoopoo

      The mental stability of mr. kenneth smith has nothing to do with the fact that he screwed a 14 year old girl.

    • Ch

      I went to high school with him…I hung out with him. I have never heard anything of him having a disorder of any kind. And on another note….hes been sleeping around with underage girls since I was a freshman and I’m 21 now….. it would be one thing if this was some slip up…but this is FAR from the first time that he has done this.

  • anonymous

    I met Kenny through friends back in the day , he told me he was 17 & I found out a few days later he was actually 21 ,we became good friends then he started telling me how he had a huge crush on me I didn’t fall for it,, always asked me to come get portraits taken at his studio and said he would display it on the wall, ever since, he said all those thing’s he’s been a creep in my eyes, and he told me how he has done this before and tried saying he was arrested the first time because the girl was special needs and he was unaware and thought she was older, she was 14 ! Nothing but lies, he has drove to Richmond,Hampton ,and so on to meet girls he told me were 18 + . makes me sick.  

  • Stephen

    What is this was your daughter? How would you feel if a 24 year old man was sneaking around trying to sleep with your 12 year old or 13 year old daughter? This guy booked shows at the Iguana in Norfolk. He does not have any kind of mental disorder thats just what his shady lawyer is going to try and use.

  • anonymous

    , he was always booking shows “RHI” Rumor has it records, he is not mental he knows what he is doing. Even when he lies about his age , that doesn’t mean you’re mental it means he’s been lying for so long he’s actually starting to believe it.

  • A

    He might have a problem but he definitely doesn’t have a mental disorder. He knows exactly what he is doing. He is gross and dirty.

  • Judy

    Interesting how all of you can assume you know just what kind of guy this guy is. Diagnose him with or without a disorder, without knowing the entire story, without knowing that the charges are mistated in the article, without knowing the girl claimed to be ‘of age’. How many 14 year olds have you seen that can dress up and look like an 18 year old? She isn’t the one charging him! Innocent until PROVEN guilty. Yes he talked to a lot of girls, it’s his job to promote/sell tickets to concerts as that is his business and livelihood! Many girls lied about their age for access to his events. People! Have an opened mind! If the girl has TWO guys she’s meeting from on line (that we are aware of), minor or not, doesn’t that sound a little suspicious on her part? But, not to worry, her parents will watch her more closely now. WHAT???????????

  • Anon

    Do any of you not realize that this little 14 year old also played a consenting role in this? She deserves all the ridicule and jail time like he does.

  • Cassie

    I have worked with him for a while now and he does not have any mental disorder. He is just a pervert who likes little girls apparently. I hope he gets what is coming to him in jail.

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