DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man in prison for child rape has now been convicted of intimidation of court officials for several letters he wrote to the prosecutor’s office.
The Montgomery County Prosecutor, Mat Heck, announced Friday Anthony Demar Smith has been found guilty of 19 counts, 11 counts of intimidation and eight counts of intimidation of an attorney.
Smith is currently serving a life sentence in prison after a conviction in 2008 of two counts of rape of a child under 13 and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Prosecutors say in December, 2014, an assistant prosecutor with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office received a handwritten letter from Smith. It the letter Smith listed a number of people that “will be targeted,” according to prosecutors. Included are current and former judges, current and former assistant prosecutors and others. Investigators say Smith also sent a letter threatening the Clerk to the Montgomery County Clerk of Court’s Office.
Smith is eligible for parole in March 2020 on his previous conviction. The guilty verdicts Friday carries up to an additional 36 months in prison.