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School Officer Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

A former Centennial High School resource officer pleaded guilty this morning to a federal charge that he coerced sexual behavior from minors.49-year-old Todd Smith pleaded guilty to exchanging sexually explicit text messages with two 15-year-old female students during the 2011-2012 school year. A sentencing date is pending. The family of one of the girls has filed a civil lawsuit against Smith and the City of Columbus.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.