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Charges filed on local man

Teens offered money for sex

McALISTERVILLE — A 65-year-old man is facing felony charges after police said he offered two 17-year-olds money in exchange for sex and marriage while at the Bread of Life Restaurant.

Timothy Lee Smith, of McAlisterville, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Richard Gibney on May 13, on two counts of criminal attempt of prostitution with a minor, two counts of corruption of minors, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Smith’s charges stem from an incident on May 13 in which he allegedly asked the teenage girls to come home with him, marry him and have sex with him. Smith allegedly told police he was aware of the girls’ ages and that he was in love with them and that he would not accept “no” for an answer.

After refusing requests from the owner to leave Bread of Life Restaurant, Smith allegedly became irate and Pennsylvania State Police took him to the Lewistown barracks on trespassing charges.

According to the report, Smith had two checks for the 17-year-olds – one for $2,000 intended for one of the girls and one for $500 intended for the other.

The affidavit states that Smith was physically removed from the restaurant in February 2022 by police and was told he was no longer welcome there because he had been cursing at patrons and disrupting their meals.

Smith is being held in Mifflin County Correctional Facility, unable to post the $60,000 bail set. He is awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. July 13 before Magisterial District Judge Tracy L. Powell.

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