Senior FBI Agent Being Investigated For Child Sexual Abuse

An FBI supervisory agent is being investigated for crimes of child sexual abuse. The Utah-based agent Robert Alexander Smith‘s charges stem from allegations that he abused several young girls in 2020.

Smith is charged with four first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, four class-A misdemeanor counts of lewdness involving a child, and two class-B misdemeanor counts of lewdness. First degree felonies in Utah are punishable by an indeterminate term of five years to life imprisonment, and a fine of up to $10,000.

The 65-year-old Smith was in a “position of trust” as it pertains to the girls and was described as a caregiver and was said to have authority over the girls, according to court records.

According to the documents, the investigation began when one of the girls told her mother she needed to discuss something “very uncomfortable.” The victim was 6 or 7 years old at the time of the assaults. She proceeded to tell her mother that Smith had her touch him inappropriately under his clothing.

Subsequent interviews by the Tooele County Sheriff’s Department with four other young girls, purported to range from pre-teen to high school age revealed they also had been asked to touch Smith under his clothing. The county’s Children’s Advocacy Center also interviewed and recorded each of the girls who reported inappropriate behavior, including genital touching.

Smith was arrested at his home without incident and court-ordered held without bail. .

The FBI has acknowledged an investigation into the allegations stating, “We are aware of the arrest of an FBI employee. The FBI takes allegations of misconduct very seriously. As such, the incident has been referred to the FBI’s Internal Affairs Section. We cannot comment further on an ongoing personnel matter.”

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