Hagerstown man arraigned after allegedly assaulting 17 year old Chambersburg girl while she was asleep

12 February 2024- A 22 year old Hagerstown man is facing multiple child sexual assault charges after an incident in the Borough of Chambersburg last month. Christian Avery Smith is charged with felony corruption of minors and misdemeanor indecent assault of an unconscious person. Smith failed to post bail of $35,000 and is behind bars in Franklin County.

On January 2nd, Chambersburg PD took a report of a sexual assault perpetrated against a 17 year old girl in the 2000 block of Powell Drive in the borough. CPD say that the alleged assault took place in the early hours of Christmas Day, around 2am.

The victim reported to police that she fell asleep on the couch and woke up to Christian Smith overtop of her, with the later having his hands down her pants. Surveillance video from that room, CPD say in court filings, show Smith hunched over the victim before eventually coming back better into frame and pulling up his pants. When Smith sat down on the couch, CPD say, he brought his hands to his face and possibly did something with them.

An interview with the victim showed the same information previously known. Waking up in the middle of the night, she allegedly found Smith on top of her with his hands touching her. Smith reportedly stopped when he realized she was awake. Prior to this incident, the victim alleged Smith sent her pictures of himself exposed but with a sock over his privates. In another incident, Smith reportedly tried to get into bed with the victim, but was denied many times by the vicitm.

Christian Smith is behind bars on $35,000 bail.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39201-CR-0000038-2024, Incident No.: C202400053