Former Henry County High School teacher and convicted sex offender Kevin Smothers of Huntingdon was recently bound over to the May session of the Carroll County Grand Jury.

Smothers, 29, faces possible indictment for violating sexual offender registration law and violating court mandated residential and work restrictions.


Kevin Smother

According to the arrest warrant dated October 31, 2018, Smothers utilized Instagram on or around October 25 to contact one of four sex crime victims from a 2016 conviction in Henry County Circuit Court.

The arrest warrant also states that as a registered sex offender, Smothers failed to advise authorities regarding the creation of his Instagram account within 72 hours.

Back in 2016, Smothers entered an agreement in which he pled guilty to three charges of solicitation of a minor and one charge of attempted statutory rape by an authority figure for having sexual contact with multiple underage female students at HCHS.

He was sentenced to one year in jail for each of the solicitation charges and three years for the attempted statutory rape charge, but Circuit Judge Donald Parish suspended those sentences and gave Smothers six years of probation and 10 years on the Sex Offender Registry.

Smothers was originally arrested in October of 2015 after an investigation revealed that he had sexual contact with a female student. Additional investigations revealed three more victims.

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