Holland Man Charged with Exploitation of a Child

A 46-year-old Holland man is currently locked up. Police found Richard Jessie Smith at a Kansas hotel with a 16-year-old runaway after tracking her cell phone.

Police believe Smith planned on bringing the girl back to Michigan with him. They say the two met on a social media website, in which Smith preceded to send the girl multiple explicit pictures and text messages. Smith is being charged with sexual exploitation of a child and child misconduct. He is expected back in court on the 19th. 

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