LOGAN — A 32-year-old Nibley man has been arrested and charged with sexting a teenage girl. Nicholas L. Smith was booked into the Cache County Jail last Wednesday.
Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said, his office began investigating Smith after a family member called deputies. They reported finding “disturbing text messages” on his phone. Online chats were also discovered that were deviant in nature.
Detectives later found pornagraphic videos of Smith engaged in various sex acts. They were allegedly sent to several women, in exchange for pictures and videos of themselves. The relationships were reportedly consensual.
However, Jensen said one of the people Smith sexted with was an underage girl, who lives out of the country. They reportedly had a relationship for more than five-years that started when the girl was 12-years-old.
Smith was arrested December 20. State attorneys charged him a day later with enticing a minor over the internet and sexual exploitation of a minor, both second-degree felonies, dealing in materials harmful to a minor and soliciting or distributing child pornography, both third-degree felonies.
Court records show Smith appeared Thursday in 1st District Court by video from the jail. A judge set bail at $20,000 and ordered him to appear again in court January 2.
Jensen said, Smith’s case is a good example of a citizen who found something that concerned them and reported it to law enforcement.