Man Charged with Raping Teenage Girl Posts $ 6,000 Cash Bond | Crime and courts

Connor N. Smith


CROWN POINT – An Illinois man posted a $ 6,000 cash bond last week after he was extradited to Lake County to face charges of raping a 16-year-old girl after killing herself arranged online to meet her in Hobart.

Connor N. Smith, 31, of Orland Park, has yet to plead charges of rape, sexual assault and two counts of forcible confinement, Lake Criminal Court records show.

The girl told Hobart Police she met someone known as “Champ” on the Omegle app, which is marketed as a way to “talk to strangers”.

She said she started communicating with “Champ” via Snapchat and gave him the home address of her relatives in Hobart, court documents show.

The girl told investigators she snuck out of the house but had a bad feeling immediately after getting into Smith’s truck, records show.

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Smith is accused of forcing the girl to perform a sex act on him after he picked her up on July 16 in Hobart and took her to a hotel.

The girl told police Smith sexually assaulted her in a hotel room, urinated on her and forced her to drink her urine while holding her nose, court records show.

Smith eventually returned the girl to her family’s home and left as several of her family members chased her van, records show.

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