Butler County man indicted for child sex crimes

A Butler County man is facing sex charges in Hamilton County involving a child, according to court records.

Timothy Jay Smith, 38, of 5000 block of Shank Road in Hanover Twp., was indicted late last month on four counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of rape involving a child younger than 10.

The alleged crimes occurred in May, according to records.

Smith was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Thursday. Smith’s bond was set at $250,000 on Friday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

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In April, Lindsay Partin, who lived with Smith at the Shank Road residence, was convicted of murder, involuntary manslaughter and four counts of child endangering for the abuse and death of toddler Hannah Wesche. Partin was the 3-year-old’s babysitter.

Partin is now serving a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 18 years.

During the two-week trial in Butler County Common Pleas Court, Partin said she and Smith had a wedding, but never filed a marriage license, so they were not legally married.

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