Ex-HR Director for Forest Park indicted on sex charges

FOREST PARK, OH (FOX19) - A former Forest Park City employee who was slated to be the next city manager has been indicted on two counts of sexual imposition.

Tye Smith was appointed to start his new role as City Manager on Jan. 1. He resigned in December, however, a few days after allegations of touching female interns came to light.

An alleged victim says the incident involving Smith dates back to December 20. The intern told detectives she was in the Forest Park Municipal Building when Smith began touching her inappropriately.

The prosecutor says Smith, Director of Human Resources at the time, told two interns he was conducting studies on female health and sexuality issues.

According to the incident report, Smith denied ever touching the interns inappropriately, but when detectives searched his office they found evidence supporting the victim's claims.

"This guy is a complete creep. I find it very hard to believe that these are his only victims," said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.

After 21 years, Smith no longer works for the city.

FOX19 NOW did reach out to Smith but he did not respond to those messages.

The Hamilton County prosecutor is asking those who may have been victimized to contact the Sheriff's Office at 513-851-6000.

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