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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Sexual assault suspect in custody

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s active search for a sexual assault suspect has ended.

Suspect, Stephen Smith, (61 years old) had allegedly cut off his GPS ankle monitor to avoid authorities in August of 2018 after he was named as a suspect in a July 2018 sexual assault. The victim in this incident was 16 years old from Illinois. This incident took place at the Bluebird Motel located at 779 Sheridan Road in Somers, WI. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Stephen Smith.

On September 19, 2018, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip that suspect Stephen Smith was staying at The Value Inn Motel, located at 7221 122nd Avenue in Kenosha. Authorities from the department responded to the above location and took Mr. Smith into custody without incident.

Sheriff David Beth will be holding a press conference regarding this incident at the Kenosha Public Safety Building located at 1000 55th Street in Kenosha today (09-20-18) at 11:00 a.m.

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