.

Sentencing for Child Molester Postponed Again

Daniel Smith, of Cinnaminson, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager at a township park two years ago.

UPDATE: Daniel Smith's sentencing was postponed again today. According to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, Smith is scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. next Thursday, March 7.

________________________

Sentencing for a Cinnaminson man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Wood Park two years ago has been postponed until next week.

Daniel Smith, of Lenola Road, was scheduled to be sentenced in Superior Court Thursday, but the sentencing was pushed back until 10 a.m. next Thursday, Feb. 28, according to Joel Bewley, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.

Bewley was unable to explain the exact reason for the postponement.

Smith pleaded guilty to sexual assault in November 2012, the day he was supposed to go to trial. His negotiated plea calls for a seven-year sentence in state prison.

Smith was arrested in January 2011 after he sexually assaulted the teenager at Wood Park on Dec. 1, 2010. Smith said he assaulted the boy after contacting him online. The two had agreed to meet a second time—Jan. 7, 2011—but instead, local police and the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office took him into custody. 

In January 2011, Smith was also one of 12 people who pleaded guilty after a federal jury in Philadelphia convicted Richard K. Creamer of conspiracy to manufacture 1,000 or more marijuana plants and maintaining a place for manufacture of controlled substances.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Smith worked at the city warehouse where, monthly, up to 20 pounds of high-grade marijuana sold for about $5,000 per pound. 

Smith served time for those drug charges. He is currently out on bail from the sexual assault charges. 

Don't miss any Cinnaminson news. Sign up for our daily newsletter and breaking news alerts.

concerned town person March 08, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Can anyone explain why his date to start his jail time was suppose to start 2-20-2013, then postponed to 2-28-2013, then postponed to 3-7-2013. Now did he really go to jail or was it postponed again?
concerned town person March 12, 2013 at 11:46 AM
What is going on here?????? It has been delayed 3 or 4 times since Feb. 20, 2013. Is something fishy going on? No one has answered the question this past 5 days and I am wondering is he walking around town or at the park across the street from his home? I don't want any of the pre-teen kids who are going to the park for soccer to be in trouble when they run into him on their way. I have tried to call the county with no results. Can anyone tell the parents of our town. I think maybe we should all drive our kids and stay at all practices until we can rest a little easier.
lizabeth March 13, 2013 at 02:23 PM
lol
concerned town person March 14, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Today is Friday and STILL no one has given any answers to the parents of our town. I really am starting to worry, He might be here for Easter week when all of the kids are out of school. We the people need to yell and scream " Give" us some information on a local man in our town who lives across the street from one of our largest parks/playgrounds. All parents need to take a role in making our town safe. He did plead "GUILTY" to the offense.
lizabeth March 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM
he is not praying on all the children. i am thinking some are being a bit dramatic

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »