Torin & Rena Smith- CO- 2019 Jan 16, 2019 7:10:29 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 16, 2019 7:10:29 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: kktv.com)
FAIRPLAY, Colo. (KKTV) - A disgraced former worship leader and his wife are now fugitives after failing to appear in Park County court this week.
Torin Smith was arrested in 2017 on allegations of child sex assault. Prior to his arrest, Smith worked at Lake George-based Community Fellowship of Christians, ran a Christian retreat in Florissant called Praise Mountain Ministries, and led a home-school group involving dozens of young students. He was scheduled to appear at a motions hearing Monday.
Smith's wife, Rena, was recently found guilty of witness tampering and child abuse. Court documents say she sent emails to one of her husband's alleged victims, offering her counseling and prayer -- and telling her to drop the charges. She was supposed to appear in court Tuesday for sentencing.
A judge has issued warrants for the couple's arrest after both were no-shows at their respective court appearances. Once captured, a new cash-only bond will be set at $250,000 for Torin Smith and $100,000 for Rena Smith, and both will have to forfeit their passports, a Park County clerk told 11 News.
Additional article: www.kktv.com/content/news/Worship-leader-accused-of-sex-assault-on-a-child-474797313.html
KKTV Facebook post:
Thoughts? According to articles, court documents list SIX alleged child victims of Torin Smith's over a period of years. And Rena Smith is not accused of molestation, but as the article stated, was accused of witness tampering and child abuse.
In my opinion, this is like a couple version of the Victor Barnard case.
It seems they are unfortunately still at large at the time of this posting (1/16/2019) since this is a breaking news case, but I hope it doesn't take as long as it did to catch Barnard.
Admin Note #1: According to a local news station's Facebook posting, anyone with information on Torin and/or Rena Smith's whereabouts is asked to call the Park County (Colorado) Sheriff's Office at (719) 836-2494
UPDATE: As of February 2020 anyone with information on the Smiths' whereabouts can also call or text "In Pursuit" on the Investigation Discovery channel at 833-378-7783 and/or submit a tip at the show's website: www.InPursuitTips.com
Admin Note #2: If you have any (news-related) updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form