CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A former Chesterfield Police Officer will serve two years in prison for trying to facilitate sex from a person he thought was a teenage girl.
Simeon Isaiah Crispin Steers-Smith, 30, was arrested March 22 by Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigators and members from the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children/FBI Child Exploitation Task Forces.
Steers-Smith was accused of soliciting a sexual encounter with a task force officer who was posing as a minor online. He was charged with three felony counts of use of a communications system to facilitate certain offenses involving children.
Last month, Steers-Smith pleaded guilty to one felony charge, while two others were dropped.
A search warrant details his exchange with the person who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl from Richmond. Throughout the graphic and explicit conversation, Steers-Smith asks the girl questions of a sexual nature before telling her that he would rent a room at a hotel for them,
On Tuesday, a Hanover judge sentenced him to 10 years, but 8 were suspended.
He was also sentenced to 10 years probation.