Sheriff Jeffrey Paden announced on Friday afternoon September 20, 2019 that detectives from his Investigations Division have charged Michael L. Smith, age 31 of Cambridge with two counts of Rape, felonies of the first degree, Kidnapping, a felony of the first degree and Pandering Sexually -Oriented Matter Involving a Minor or impaired person a felony of the second degree. Sheriff Paden said that Smith was charged following an investigation that originated on Monday September 16, 2019 after a complaint was filed by the three year old female victims mother. Sheriff Paden said that several search warrants were executed by detectives through out the week and several items of evidence were collected and have been or continue to be processed.
The lead investigator, Lieutenant Sam Williams said that the investigation continues and several more charges on Smith are expected to be presented to a grand jury in the future . Lt. Williams said their could be charges against others as well.