Authorities Search For 27-Year-Old Wanted On Child Porn Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s office is searching for a 27-year-old man who is wanted on child pornography charges.

Police say 27-year-old Michel Smith started engaging in a conversation with a 13-year-old over Facebook. Throughout the conversation Smith sent nude photos to the 13-year-old and she ended up sending nude photos to him.

On October 9th the 13-year-old reported the incident to police.

An arrest warrant for Smith was issued on October 31st for solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, and sexual exploitation of a minor charges with a $50,000 cash only bond.

Smith is described as 5’5″, 140 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding Smith.

If you have any information please call: 605-367-7000 or 911.

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