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Police capture Stockton, Mo. doctor wanted for sex crimes

Dr. David Smock/Harrison, Ark. Police Dept.
Dr. David Smock/Harrison, Ark. Police Dept.(KY3)
Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 11:14 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 8:01 AM CST
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HARRISON, Ark. (KY3) - Police in Harrison arrested a Stockton, Mo. doctor charged with sex crimes.

David Smock, 57, was booked into the Boone County Jail around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. He had been on the run from law enforcement for several days.

He has a court appearance for Wednesday morning in Greene County.

KY3 News learned of eight new charges filed by a special prosecutor, including one count of sexual misconduct, five counts of statutory sodomy, one count of child molestation, and a count of child enticement. Smock also faces charges of second-degree statutory sodomy, third-degree child molestation of a child less than 14 years of age, and enticement or attempted enticement of a child less than 15 years of age in Greene County. The investigation dates back to the summer of 2018.

“Protecting the citizens of our state, especially our children, is of paramount importance to me as Missouri’s Attorney General,” said Missouri Attorney General Schmitt. “The details of the alleged crimes, in this case, are shocking and horrific, and I look forward to working with the Special Prosecutor for Cedar County to obtain justice in this case.”

Dr. Smock worked at the Agape Christian-based boarding school near Stockton.

Investigators say Smock became a ‘father figure’ for the child victim while at Agape. Greene County investigators say Smock took the child and his family on outings and provided gifts for the boy. They say the boy later moved into his home in Jerico Springs. Investigators say he then took advantage of the boy.

Investigators say he was investigated for child cruelty in California and sexually inappropriate behavior in Arizona. Prosecutors never charged him with a crime in both instances.

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