Police: San Jose YMCA employee arrested for lewd acts with child

25-year-old Taylor Smith was arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts with an underage girl.


SAN JOSE (KRON) — A YMCA in San Jose has sent a letter out to parents warning them about the arrest of an employee on Wednesday, according to COO Elizabeth Jordan.

25-year-old Taylor Smith of San Jose was arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts with a minor.

Smith was a youth counselor at the YMCA youth program after school program at Ida Price Middle School.

He is accused of engaging in lewd acts with a girl who is part of the after-school program.

Smith was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Taylor Smith (San Jose Police Department)

The alleged incident happened last month.

Jordan confirmed to KRON4 that a letter was sent to parents warning them about a recent arrest made.

She sent that letter to parents so that they would be made aware of the ongoing investigation, but she said she has no further details to share.

Danielle Smith, Coordinator of Marketing, Communication and Community Engagement for the Cambrian School District, said that the YMCA operates a space at Fammatre Elementary School.

Although they are separate entities, some Cambrian School District children do participate with the YMCA at the school, according to Smith.

The arrested party was employed by the YMCA, not the Cambrian School District, Smith said.

The district said it is “heartsick” upon hearing these allegations.

However, like the YMCA, the district has no reason to believe that their students were harmed in any way.

The district is working with San Jose police and the YMCA during the investigation, which is ongoing.

KRON4 followed up on this story months after his arrest. Here is the latest update from the DA:

On 9/7/2017, D pleaded no contest to sending harmful matter to a minor by any means. He was sentenced to 60 days in county jail which can be served on the electric monitoring program, no contact order with the victim, psychological therapy and 2 years of Formal probation on 10/11/2017.


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