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Ex-Child Therapist Accused of Molesting Boy
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Clarendon County, SC (WLTX) - Investigators say a 27-year-old former child therapist had sexual contact with a child, and police believe Bradford Smith may have harmed more victims.

"Bradford Smith was employed at South Carolina Early Autism Project. Part of his job was to do in home therapy," said Detective Eric Rosdail. "We're focusing all our efforts on what Mr. Smith has done and certaintly not on the Early Autism Project."

Smith is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor younger than 11.

Investigators with the Manning Police Department say sometime between Sept. 1, 2009 and Dec. 2009, Smith had contact with the boy. The child's mother reported the incident to authorities in Dec. 2009, but Smith was not arrested until Jan. 19, 2011.

"We are dealing with a young child and an autistic child and it takes a time period for a child to really build up a bond with an individual, which made it more difficult during the investigation," said Rosdail.

If you know any information that could help investigators find other potential victims, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 1-888-CRIME-SC or text a tip to "CRIMES" beginning with the term "TIPSC."

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=119628&catid=2

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