Man charged with soliciting juvenile

Published 2:21 pm Monday, April 1, 2019

Suffolk Police have arrested a Green Pines Motel employee based on allegations that he solicited a male juvenile for sexual acts.

Michael Thaddeus Smith, 36, is charged with solicitation of prostitution from a minor less than 16 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a city press release.

Officers responded to the initial complaint on Friday to the Green Pines Motel in the 1200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard. The preliminary investigation found that Smith, who was known to the male juvenile victim, had solicited him for sexual acts.


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Smith remains in the custody of the Western Tidewater Regional Jail, the release stated.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further details are available for release.