Convicted rapist charged with child molestation

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – An Overland man and previous convicted rapist faces charges of committing sexual acts on a 12-year-old in 2010, according to Overland police.

Joseph Smith, 52, faces felony rape, sodomy and child molestation charges after the victim came forward to a school counselor.

Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of 2010, Smith touched the breasts and vagina of his former 12-year-old neighbor. He then penetrated her vagina.

Smith was previously convicted of second-degree statutory rape with a 14-year-old.

He is currently in St. Louis County Jail.


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