Deputy Coroner Locked Up on Child Sex Charges

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CARBON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- The Deputy Coroner of Carbon and Schuylkill County is locked up today facing two felony charges.

60-year-old Deputy Coroner Edward Smith was arrested and charged with unlawful contact with a minor and criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

Smith solicited sex online from an agent posing as a 14-year-old boy on a social networking website.

Bail is set at $250,000 cash. In lieu of bail, Smith is incarcerated in Luzerne County Prison.



  • Common_Knowledge

    Here we have another case of a public official or teacher who has passed multiple back round checks possibly ending up as a sexual predator. It’s amazing its like the foxes guarding the hen house. How many times has this occurred recently? What good are back round checks? Then the underclass , non-government affilate people are penalized for DUIs or other misdemeanor offenses that happened 15,,,20,,,25 years ago. Amazing……. A word of warning to people because your friend or neighbor is a public official , public servant or teacher is no guarantee your safe.

  • Rurbanite

    Just one question. How can one be charged with “unlawful contact with a minor” when there was no minor involved?

    • Rurbanite

      Ereplying to myself: how can someone be charged with an “attempt” to commit deviate sexual interciurse if it was only setting up a date over the phone? I thought an “attempt” meant you had to make a physical advance in real time to a real person, not fantasize about doing something to a person who isn’t even a minor. Not trying to defend his intention, but it seems he is being penalized for a fantasy that never happened in reality. Let’s hypothesize: What would have happened if the person he was talking to on the phone represented himself as an adult but really was a minor?

  • Dave

    With knowing most if not all are undercover agents posing as kids, you would think they should be smarter than they are to not do this…… Do you think their sick desires are stronger than intelligence ?

  • Davey

    Tamaqua got its 500 win and ns beat mt Carmel. Everything’s fine in this cesspool dump. There’s no corruption, pedophile, illegal dumping, blight, drug or illegal immigrant issues here. You people who still live here must be blind or jaded!!!

  • wannabeinformed

    What the he’ll is WRONG with these people!!!!
    They are CHILDREN!!!!!!!!
    I’m so friggen disgusted… day after day… they go after our KIDS😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈

    • Deborah

      they go after our kids because they have a loose wire. they prefer children over adults. Sick? yes, it is. I question whether or not rehabilitation is possible. I doubt it.

  • Jaded

    We may not be able to stop all cases like this from happening, but we can stop all repeat offenses. Remember, you can crush anything with a Vise Grip if you take it in small enough bites.

    • warningfakenews

      Anybody know the water’s phone number? I haven’t found a listing for it.

      If I do find out the number for the water, what shall I say in my text?

      • El Ma

        WARNING FAKE NEWS, ask the water to test itself in your text.

        Did this guy know the perverted funeral director, or something? What is WITH the NEPA Necro thing, all of a sudden??? EEEEEEEEEEEEW

  • i_see_creepers

    60 yrs old, scouting for 14 yr olds. Lovely way to live your twilight years. Should live in Thailand where they pimp little kids and then we can go in there and take all the johns out with the pimps and cut you all up and feed yas to starving animals. Your despicable!

  • Lance

    Another candidate for the NEPA pervert hall of shame. It was quiet for a few days. But around here perverts are as common as leaves falling from the trees.

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