Suffolk man sentenced after soliciting minor for prostitution

SUFFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk man was sentenced on August 12, for charges of solicitation of prostitution of a minor

36-year-old Michael Thaddeus Smith will spend 9 months in jail following 20 years of probation.

Michael Thaddeus Smith

On March 29 around noon, officers arrived at the Green Pines Motel located in the 1200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard regarding the initial complaint.

Police found Smith, who knew the male juvenile victim and had solicited the juvenile for sexual acts, according to officials.

Smith was arrested on charges including Solicitation of Prostitution from a Minor Less than 16 and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Smith worked as a housekeeper at the Green Pines Motel, and court documents say he lived there. The victim also lived at the motel in a different room.

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