Portage man arrested on rape charges
Last Updated: 69 days ago
PORTAGE, Ind. - Indiana State Police have arrested a Portage man on charges of raping an Indianapolis woman.
State police said a four-month long criminal investigation by Detective Clint Ketrick led to the arrest of Jared L. Smith, 28, of Portage, for the alleged rape of a 22-year-old Indianapolis woman.
The woman told police in June that Smith had entered the woman's unlocked hotel room in Ft. Wayne while she slept. Smith then allegedly climbed into her bed and had sexual intercourse with her while she slept. He purportedly left after the woman woke up.
Police said Smith and the woman were acquaintances. Smith was in Ft. Wayns for a military obligation as part of the Indiana National Guard on the night of the alleged rape.
Smith was taken to Allen County Jail, where he was being held on $10,000 bond.
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