Ex-MTV Star Connor Smith Wanted for Allegedly Trying to Meet Girl Under 15 for Sex
Ex-MTV Star Connor Smith
Wanted for Trying to Meet Girl Under Age of 15
For Sexual Encounter in IL
2/15/2023 8:57 AM PT
Connor Smith — a former MTV star from “Are You the One?” — is again being accused of trying to engage in sex acts with a minor … and now, cops are looking for him.
The ex-reality show contestant — who was prominently featured on ‘AYTO’ way back in 2015 — is wanted in the state of Illinois … where the Lake County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve issued a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of trying to meet a child for a sexual encounter.
According to LCSO, Smith interacted with an undercover detective online for the past several weeks … thinking the cop was a girl under the age of 15, and allegedly sending explicit material of himself — and then planning to meet up with the fake kid to engage in sex acts.
Smith is accused of driving to a rendezvous point on Feb. 9 — where he allegedly scheduled to pick up the would-be teen — and at this point … the Sheriff’s Office says their officers moved in to apprehend him. However, they say Smith successfully fled in his pickup truck.
The following day, Lake County obtained a warrant for his arrest — on felony charges of traveling to meet a minor, grooming and disseminating harmful material — with a judge signing off on a million-dollar bond if he were to be captured and arrested.
LCSO says Smith indicated to them that he’d actually surrender, but note … he hasn’t done so yet. Now, they’re warning the public about him — and asking for tips on his whereabouts.
Here’s the most troubling part about this … Smith was arrested on a similar charge 2 years ago — this after he allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in Indiana. The account that the alleged victim gave police was brutal … and he ended up getting picked up in neighboring Chicago.