NEWS RELEASE 22-025 - APRIL 26, 2022
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 35-year-old Englewood man in connection with a series of obscene video calls made to unsuspecting strangers.
The investigation began in mid-February when detectives received at least three reports from victims who received video calls from an unknown man who was completely nude making lewd gestures on camera. Through investigation, detectives learned the calls came from two different phone numbers associated with Adam Smith, DOB 08/21/86. Detectives further confirmed Smith’s identity using screenshots from the videos which captured Smith’s tattoos. During an interview, Smith admitted to recently making video calls to several random phone numbers and exposing himself on camera. He was arrested Monday and taken to the Sarasota County Correctional Facility.
Smith, of 427 Blackburn Street, was previously convicted on one count of Indecent Exposure in 2019 and is now charged with three counts each of Indecent Exposure and Obscene Communication. He posted $4,860 bond on Tuesday. Anyone who believes they may be a victim or has additional information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900. The investigation is ongoing.