Nacogdoches man accused of sexual assault 6 years ago

Robert Smith. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail.)
Robert Smith. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail.)

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is charging a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman nearly six years ago.

Robert Russell Smith, 30, of Nacogdoches is charged with second-degree sexual assault.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss said Tennessee authorities contacted his office in January when a woman said Smith sexually assaulted her in Nacogdoches County when she was 17.

Kerss said the woman made the outcry after another family member made a similar outcry about Smith. That assault happened in another jurisdiction, Kerss said.

Kerss said the consistency of the testimonies, combined with Smith confessing to family members was enough to obtain a warrant for Smith's arrest.

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