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18 Months Jail For Oak Hill Man

Although just 23, Grant Kasey Smith of Oak Hill has already been convicted of five crimes of a sexual nature.

In February 2000, he received two, 30-day sentences for window peeping and indecent liberties. On Friday, he was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.

Fairfax County police arrested Smith, of 3210 Grasmere Court, following an April 10 incident in the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at 5794 Union Mill Road in the Colonnade Shopping Center in Clifton.

The mother of a 9-year-old girl called police to the business, that night, around 7:25 p.m., saying that an unknown male had exposed himself to her daughter while they were inside the restaurant. The woman then provided authorities with a description of the suspect and the car in which he was seen leaving the parking lot.

A subsequent investigation into the incident led detectives to Smith and, on April 29, they charged him with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. He was held in the Adult Detention Center on $60,000 bond.

He appeared Friday afternoon in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court before Judge Teena Grodner and, at that time, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Katie Swart told of a plea agreement that had been reached with Smith's attorney, John Graham. She said they'd agreed to change the language in the charges so that they were misdemeanors, instead of felonies, and in return, Smith would plead guilty to all three.

He then did so, and Swart presented details of his punishment. For one count of indecent exposure to a minor child, he received a straight 12 months in jail. For the other count of that same offense, he was given another 12 months, with six months suspended.

"Upon his release from incarceration, he's to be placed on one year active probation, and he's to receive an independent sex-offender evaluation and follow the recommended treatment," explained Swart. "He's to have no contact with the child and her family — they didn't know each other before this incident — and no direct contact with children under 18."

The indecent-liberties charge was reworded to read, "Contributing to the delinquency of a minor — making an obscene display of his private parts in a public place to a minor child." For this offense, Smith was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with all of this time suspended. But he was placed on another year of probation, with the same conditions applying as in the second indecent-exposure charge.

All three sentences will run consecutively — for 18 months total — as will the probation, for two years altogether. Judge Grodner then imposed the sentences, and bailiffs handcuffed Smith and led him away to jail.