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Two Charged for Child Sex Crimes in Smithville

By: Angie Meadows -- General Manager for Smithville Review



Two men charged in separate child sex crimes have been indicted by the DeKalb County Grand Jury.

Sixty-six-year-old William Kenneth Phillips of Wendy Cut Street, Dowelltown and 67-year-old Rick Allen Meurer of West Main Street, Smithville will be arraigned in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Tuesday, June 9.

The grand jury returned indictments in the cases against both men Tuesday.

Phillips is indicted for rape, sexual battery by an authority figure and incest.

According to the indictment, Phillips did unlawfully, intentionally and knowingly expose himself and by force or coercion have sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl between the months of May and August 2018 Meanwhile Meurer is indicted for two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The indictments allege that on December 10, 2019 Meurer did knowingly possess material that includes minors engaged in sexual activity.

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