Piedmont Medical Center Security Guard Arrested For Sex With Teen

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A PMC security guard has been arrested and charged with having sex with a minor at his residence in Rock Hill.

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Authorities say 57-year-old Otis Smith was a security guard at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, when he met the 16-year-old victim, who was being treated for psychiatric issues.

According to reports, the victim ran away from her Clover home on June 30, 2016,  and was picked up by Smith, who then took the minor to his residence.  Reports then say Smith gave the victim medication to “calm her down” before the two engaged in consensual sex.

Police say Smith later dropped the teen off at an outlet mall in Charlotte and gave the girl $40 and a pack of cigarettes.

Smith was arrested Saturday evening and charged with third-degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

His bond was set at $60,000.