HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 46-year-old Holland man is in jail after authorities say they found him at a Kansas hotel with a 16-year-old runaway.
Richard Jessie Smith is charged with sexual exploitation of a child and child misconduct. Officers arrested him June 9, after tracking him to Lenexa, Kansas by pinging the alleged victim's cell phone. The Johnson County Sheriff's department says Smith had two train tickets with him; they believe he planned to bring the teenager back to Michigan.
Authorities say Smith sent the girl explicit pictures and texts after meeting her through a social media website.
Smith is expected back in court June 19.