Mecklenburg County Health Department Employee Arrested On Sex Assault Charges

CHARLOTTE —  A Mecklenburg County Health Department employee was arrested on sex assault charges.  Kenneth Smart is charged with a sex act, incest, soliciting prostitution of a minor and sexual servitude of a minor.

Smart appeared in court Friday morning.  Prosecutors say the case involves a 17-year-old girl.  Smart works as a disease intervention specialist at the health department.

A Mecklenburg County Spokesperson told WCCB News the county does not comment on criminal cases.  The spokesperson says Smart is still employed with the department.

Smart remains in jail on a 75-thousand dollar bond.  He’s due in court for a bond hearing in November.