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Mercer County man arrested on 150 charges related to sexual abuse

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A man accused of sexually assaulting two victims for years is arrested in Mercer County on Friday, August 11. Bobby Smith is facing 150 charges related to sexual abuse, including 30 each of First Degree Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Resulting in Injury.

The alleged abuse was said to have happened more than 15 years ago, when the victims were in elementary and middle schools. On Friday Smith was arraigned in front of a Magistrate. 59News got exclusive reaction from the accused.  "Yeah I didn't do this, as much as everyone said I did. I don't need to go to jail," Smith said. 

Smith is being held on a $1,000,000 cash only bond. He faces a maximum of 500 years in prison.

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