North Platte Man Charged with Child Enticement

Posted 10 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

A North Platte man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly asked a teen if she wanted to have sex.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, police received a complaint at around 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, stating that 35-year-old Daniel Smith had enticed a 15-year-old female.

The girl told police she had received a text message from Smith asking if she wanted to have sex.

Officers made contact with Smith and, following further investigation, determined there was probable cause to arrest him.

He was charged with electronic child enticement, a class IV felony.

Smith is being held without bond at the Lincoln County Detention Center.

 


  • shut up

    he’ll get out of it……….

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    • valentine

      Yeah probably, NP is good at letting those sickos out to run the street even though there’s enough evidence to convict them. I always wondered how some get convicted w/ less evidence while others there’s enough to send them away for very long time. I guess it also depends on who you are.

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      • seriously!

        It’s because the county attorney’s office is a joke! They really are not concerned about justice but rather conviction rates and lessening their case loads. Maybe if they got tougher on criminals their case load would lessen with the fear of actual convictions of crimes committed. Something really needs to change!

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        • valentine

          damm right!

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        • Finding Kansas

          It is imperative that we know the laws of our state and country. They are published online with codes and chapters. It is important that people choose to push against mediocrity and refuse to accept when someone does not wish to enforce the law. Call every day. Ask for status updates and make sure victims aren’t left alone in a very long and painstaking process. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Report crimes by their title code and push to have your voice heard. Utilize social media and news outlets to prevent those who are guilty from being absolved of responsibility. Life is a community game. Everyone has to play their part.

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          • seriously!

            I am wondering why my comment was deleted????? I just simply stated that our county attorneys office is more worried about case load and conviction rates. Please provide me proof that this is not the case and I believe it is relevant here too. I also stated that they need to take a hard line with criminals and eventually their case load would lessen when people realized that the office wasn’t a push over and there would actually be penalties for their crimes. I am in no way a conspiracy person but it seems funny that my comments would be deleted!!!

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        • seriously!

          And mysteriously my comment is back. What is up with that the post?

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  • it is what it is

    Why would a 15 year old be giving out her cell number over the internet?

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    • I Play Outside The Box

      Children do stupid things!

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    • Finding Kansas

      Electronic enticement refers to any electronic means and is not specific to the internet nor does the above article in anyway indicate the internet was involved. In this case it is “electronic enticement” because as clearly stated he used an cellphone which is classified as an electronic.

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  • big bad

    dude has been a meth head and a loser for years a complete idiot.. hope he goes away for a long time

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  • urface

    Why do u all jump to assume it was the 15 yr olds fault. Maybe she’s a family member of his and that’s how he got her number.

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  • I Play Outside The Box

    Lousy POS!

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  • Cyber Parenting

    I strongly believe that if you have a teen that is on a social network, that you need to help them figure out their privacy settings and moniter it regularly They might not like it, but I have seen friends kids pager that shows all their pictures and personal information, including cell phone number! He could of just got it off her page without her giving it to him.

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    • Finding Kansas

      While I agree with you that parents should regulate such things, in this particular case I can specifically state she was not on any social media site. There are specifics in the case that cannot be brought to light in this forum as to how he obtain the number but in no way did this girl provide her number to him of her own accord.

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  • nobody

    she wasn’t on any social media sight. her number was not online in anyway possible, her mom made sure of that. also, it isn’t her fault. period.

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  • whatever

    none of you have the place to be sitting here talking about it or talking about the victim in such a manner. you don’t know what really happened so quit making assumptions.

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  • someone

    if the victim was your daughter, would you want people who A) don’t know the whole story and B) are making incorrect assumptions posting these things about your child? You are all incorrect.

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  • wow

    Too bad he is out of jail..

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  • blah

    It is too bad he is out of jail..

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