Registered sex offender caught using social media
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies say a man was taken into custody after he was accused of using social media despite his registered sex offender status.
33-year-old Daniel Allen Smith, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of unlawful use of social media and knowingly providing false information to a law enforcement officer after his arrest on Thursday.
Deputies said Smith was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile on June 11, 2012 in Acadia Parish. After he was released from prison, Smith was forced to register as a sex offender.
Earlier this month, Smith appeared at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Sex Offender and Child Predator Unit to renew his sex offender registration. During the registration process, Smith confirmed that he did not have a social media account and didn’t use any social networking websites.
On Thursday, detectives received a tip stating that Smith was using social media platforms including Kik and Snapchat.
Smith was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the above charges.