Vassar High School teen charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Tuscola County Prosecutor says 15-year-old Quintin Smith has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct following an incident with a girl back in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Tuscola County Sheriff's Office)

VASSAR, Mich. -- The Tuscola County Prosecutor says 15-year-old Quintin Smith has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct following an incident with a girl back in 2016.

According to the prosecutor, that wasn’t the only case involving Quintin.

The prosecutor says there were other occurrences involving several girls and one of those incidents happened at Vassar High School.

"That case actually involves at the present time criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and accosting a minor for immoral purposes. I can't get into the the specific facts of of what transpired. but uh we have multiple victims that are involved in these cases. So and and each of those victims have uh been have obviously been interviewed," Mark Reene, Tuscola County Prosecutor said.

According to the this website, maxpreps.com, smith played football for the Vassar Vulcans most of the 2016 season despite the ongoing investigation.

School officials didn’t return our phone calls but have released the following statement.

Smith's lawyer, Jeffrey Slocumbe says some of the alleged sex crimes were consensual, adding his client denies the criminal sexual conduct charge.

Slocumbe says his client has been in juvenile detention for a year.

Quintin's trial is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27.


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