Houston (CBSDFW.COM) – The Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday, December 1, that a man who worked as a nanny has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for child molestation.
Houston-based KTRK-TV reports that Lee Smith III, 32, has pleaded guilty to one of the counts of child sexual abuse.
Harris County’s DA Kim Ogg said he would never qualify for parole.
“The law against ongoing sexual abuse of a child in Texas ensures that this predator will spend every day of his 30-year sentence in prison,” said Og.
Smith, who was sometimes called Justin, was indicted in 2019.
The court found that Smith spent more than a year molesting the two children of a single mother who had hired him as a nanny.
Og said in a press release that both boys were 9 years old at the time of the assault.
The boys reportedly told their mother what happened to them after Smith stopped working with the family.
That’s when their mother went to the authorities.
In a 2018 report by Smith, police told KTRK-TV that he was wearing a doctor’s uniform and posing as a pediatrician.
Police said at the time that he sometimes pretended to be an older man.