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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. 

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bull-ric February 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Let me get out ahead of this now so we can close the comments-Ric"we need sidewalks, this is the fault of the council and overpaid CFD-John"This happened because our homes are overassessed and flooded"-BullPitt-"This happened because we have one party rule on counsil(sic) JoePa-"why can't everyone just be nice except to the council, CFD, CPD." Cindy"At least the environment is OK, no thanks to the government" Now that I've gotten all the typical moronic comments taken care of, let's actually have intelligent discussion
Ric February 22, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Gee, it is always good news to acquire a fan like you - but please as much as I am wondering when Ken Gertie will be honoring his commitment to install his sidewalk I rather be known, like Bull-Pitt, that we need to two party rule. It is you that favors the excesses of our current (un)fiscal conservatives council. Unless you have stopped speaking FOR ALL TIME you have not taken care of the typical moronic comments. Nor are you capable of making intelligent comments. All you blather is your jealousy about other people. But I am truly honored that you follow me so closely. Sorry I do not follow you.
Barb Rivera February 22, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Bull-ric your comment made me laugh. You must have so much time on your hands. Instead of stalking why don't you volunteer. FYI.. Use your real name instead of hiding behind your keyboard.
noyb February 22, 2013 at 04:15 PM
noyb February 22, 2013 at 04:19 PM
its simply mind bogling how it take 2 YEARS to go thru this process... I understand the innocent until proven guilty thing, but he admidted to it! Shouldnt they just throw his butt in the slammer imediately, file the paperwork that night ,and tomorrow morning he can be slurping down some oatmeal with his new roommate? I mean seriously its been 2 YEARS?!?!?
concerned town person February 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Barb R. I hate to say this but this person probably doesn't have a brain to do anything thing other then clean our trash off of the curbs. No normal adult would think of airing other concerns after articles that involve our children.
concerned town person February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Use caution when giving advise on volunteer work. I should don't want them to help me if I am sick.
concerned town person February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Maybe next month he"ll go see his new boytoy!!!!! He keeps crying about wanting to spend time with his "kids". Maybe he is afraid because Sandusky is fighting in court on the same day to have his sentence reduced. I personally think we should allow those 2 "fine" animals to share 1 blanket, 1 single army cot and be roommates until their finish in jail.
Community Service, Job 1 February 27, 2013 at 06:19 PM
One or two party makes no difference in Cinnaminson, trust me our council does not follow party lines. Vote for individuals not parties.
John February 28, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Are you for real Community SJ1? What are you drinking? Have another one burp. Party all the way in Cinnaminson ..hello!
Neighbor March 01, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Unbelievable that I have to see this guy for another week.....
Christine T March 01, 2013 at 04:10 PM
@ Neighbor, I agree, and it drives me insane that there are hundreds of comments on other Patch articles but this was has 11 and 9 of them are on a different topic. Are we the only 2 people in town concerned about this?
dajoepa77 March 01, 2013 at 04:28 PM
How's does we's knows that he's be's quilty's up in dis here piece? I's says innocence untils provens guilty's, ya digs?
Christine T March 01, 2013 at 04:49 PM
I totally agree innocent untill proven guilty. He PLEAD guilty. So he admitted he did it. As far as I'm concerned that is the end of the line for him. He should have gone straight to jail.
Paula March 01, 2013 at 05:28 PM
I agree too Christine...sickening!
Jenn March 01, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Yes this guy broke the law and will be punished accordingly and hopefully get the help he needs. But lets not judge other people because they sin differently than us. Because we're so goddam perfect ourselves. Yes he did a dedpicable thing with a minor and put that underage person in harms way. But you know what, im willing to bet half of you are the idiots that drive their cars down my side street doing 50 mph when my own four kids are outside playing. IMHO youre much more of a danger to my children then this guy ever was - mostly because youll do it several times a day. If you value your children and want to make a difference SLOW DOWN!!!!
Rumor Hazit March 01, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Rumor has it that he found an ad online placed by the kid who claimed to be older and when they met, he found out the kid was underage but continued with the act anyway. Rumor also has it, his nickname is bull-ric. >:-)
Skitch March 01, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Kind of ironic that there is a "Cato Pest Control" advertisement above his photo. Maybe we should call them to get rid of him and out of Cinnaminson.
DaJoePa45 March 01, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Hey guys, it's me Da Real JoePa - Goooo Penn State/Creepy old Men!
noyb March 02, 2013 at 02:08 AM
Jenn what does your statment have to do whith anything on this story? No one here claimed to be perfect... we all make mistakes and all have to pay for them. This guy admidted to child molestation charger and hes still waling the streets 2 years later... hes not having to pay for his mistake. BTW please post your street so we can all come over and drive like the dickens down it ;) tool...
tocman March 04, 2013 at 06:29 PM
NOYB, "we all make mistakes" What??? A mistake is a blunder, a misunderstanding or using bad judgement. pedophilia is NOT a mistake....It is a phychiatric disorder and sexual perversion for which there is no cure. Yes we all make mistakes but being a pedophile is not one of them. a pedophile
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
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


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