Former MTV star Connor Smith allegedly tried to engage in sex acts with a girl under the age of 15, according to Illinois police.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for the MTV “Are You The One?” star after he interacted with an undercover officer who was posing as a minor for “several weeks” online.
Smith, 32, sent explicit videos and images of himself before planning a meet-up to engage in sexual acts, police said.
The reality star then drove to meet the minor on Feb. 9 but was apprehended by detectives before fleeing in his vehicle, the press release states.
Smith faces three felonies — traveling to meet a minor, grooming, and disseminating harmful material.
Police said that Smith has yet to surrender as of early Thursday. A judge signed off on a $1 million bond after his arrest.
It’s not the first run-in Smith has had with the law.
In 2021, the troubled reality star was arrested for allegedly raping and assaulting a 16-year-old girl.
The alleged crime began when the teen claimed she provided someone with her address after she saw they were selling a cat via Snapchat, TMZ reported.
She then alleged a man “ripped open her bedroom window screen, yanked her out of the room, threw her into his truck, and drove to a motel while sexually assaulting her.”
However, her story later changed, the outlet notes, and she admitted to having met the alleged attacker on a dating app. She admitted to voluntarily sneaking out to meet him.
Once in the man’s truck, she claimed she was forced to perform oral sex on him while he drove them to the motel. She alleged he was “slapping and choking her multiple times, urinating on her in the motel room, and forcing oral sex again.”
She said the man returned to her home and said he would be back the following day, but her family members waited on the front lawn and chased him away once he showed up again.
Smith appeared on Season 3 of “Are You the One?” — a show where a group of single contestants competed to find their perfect match — in 2015.
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