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Sentencing for Child Molester Postponed Again

Daniel Smith, of Cinnaminson, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager at a township park two years ago.

Sentencing for Child Molester Postponed Again

UPDATE: Daniel Smith's sentencing was postponed again today. According to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, Smith is scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. next Thursday, March 7.

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Sentencing for a Cinnaminson man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Wood Park two years ago has been postponed until next week.

Daniel Smith, of Lenola Road, was scheduled to be sentenced in Superior Court Thursday, but the sentencing was pushed back until 10 a.m. next Thursday, Feb. 28, according to Joel Bewley, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.

Bewley was unable to explain the exact reason for the postponement.

Smith pleaded guilty to sexual assault in November 2012, the day he was supposed to go to trial. His negotiated plea calls for a seven-year sentence in state prison.

Smith was arrested in January 2011 after he sexually assaulted the teenager at Wood Park on Dec. 1, 2010. Smith said he assaulted the boy after contacting him online. The two had agreed to meet a second time—Jan. 7, 2011—but instead, local police and the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office took him into custody. 

In January 2011, Smith was also one of 12 people who pleaded guilty after a federal jury in Philadelphia convicted Richard K. Creamer of conspiracy to manufacture 1,000 or more marijuana plants and maintaining a place for manufacture of controlled substances.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Smith worked at the city warehouse where, monthly, up to 20 pounds of high-grade marijuana sold for about $5,000 per pound. 

Smith served time for those drug charges. He is currently out on bail from the sexual assault charges. 

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