GA Community Theatre Director Arrested for Statutory Rape


A North Georgia Theater Company Owner, JC Smith, who faces several statutory rape charges is out on bond.

Chattanooga Police charged Joshua Conrad Smith with five counts of aggravated statutory rape.

Court documents say Smith was having sexual contact with two different minors from February to June 20-17.

CPD says these two girls were a part of Smith’s theater company, Closed Door Entertainment.

Smith rents part of Peerless Woolen Mills in Rossville for storage and prop construction.

The theater company has performed all over the Chattanooga area for years, including versions of School of Rock and Beauty and the Beast at Memorial Auditorium.

Smith was also choir director at Harrison United Methodist Church, but the pastor says that he was suspended last Friday after the charges were filed.

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