The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
Former CPD Officer Pleads Guilty To Coercing Sex From Minors
A former Columbus Police school resource officer has pleaded guilty to coercing two minors into sexual activity. The FBI says Todd Smith used thousands of text messages to lure two 15-year-old girls into sexual relationships while working at Centennial High School.
The FBI says the investigation showed Smith told one student that he had a sex addiction and that she could help him by having sex with him.
A few days later, the FBI says it became aware of another 15-year old victim who had been coerced through similar text messages into having a sexual relationship with Smith.
The FBI says a federal judge will issue a sentence, but did not give an exact timetable.