Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kraig Smith - Repeat Sex Offender - Stalking at campground

A convicted sex offender has been arrested in South Lake Tahoe after he went into a women's restroom at a campground and peered through a crack in a shower stall door, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's department.

Deputies arrested 54-year-old Kraig Smith of Sunnyvale this weekend. Deputies first learned of Smith from a South Lake Tahoe campground host who noticed Smith attempting to contact underage girls at the campground.

Deputies learned Smith was a registered sex offender. They then started watching Smith and set-up a sting. That's when they saw Smith go into the women's restroom and peer into the shower stall.

Smith was charged with Disorderly Conduct and booked into the South Lake Tahoe jail on $100,000 bail.

Investigators also believe Smith may have visited other campgrounds in the area and he could have had contact with other young girls. Deputies say Smith drove a white Toyota Tundra pick up truck with a camper shell. He also had a small Chihuahua that deputies believe he used as a lure to talk to young girl's.

Anyone with information about Smith is asked to call the El Dorado Sheriff's department through Secret Witness at 530-544-6767 or directly to Sheriff's Detective Matt Harwood at 530-573-3015.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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