An Ashford man who already admitted to molesting 10 children has been found guilty of additional sex crimes.
Houston County Assistant District Attorney Russ Goodman confirmed Tuesday a jury convicted Bobby Lynn Smith, 57, of seven additional sex crimes. Smith was charged with three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of sexual abuse. His trial began Monday and a jury returned its verdict after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Goodman said a sentencing hearing is set for next month.
Smith pleaded guilty in 2013 to 27 felony sex crimes involving 10 victims. Circuit Judge Michael Conaway sentenced Smith to more than 600 years in prison after ruling Smith’s prison terms for each offense would run consecutively instead of concurrently.
Smith was granted a new trial last year after it was determined Smith's attorney did not properly advise Smith of the possible enhancement and range of punishment for all the charges before he pleaded guilty.
Smith was initially arrested in August of 2011. According to arrest warrant information, Smith was accused of molesting an 8-year-old Georgia girl on May 8, 2002 in Houston County, a 9-year-old Newville girl between January and December 2009, a 5-year-old Dothan girl between January and December of 2007, a 9-year-old Ashford boy twice between June and October 2010 and a Webb girl on July 2, 2009.
Records also indicated deputies charged Smith with enticing a 10-year-old girl to enter his Ashford home for the purpose of sexual contact between June and October 2010.
Court records also indicated deputies charged Smith with the rape of two Dothan girls, one who was under the age of 12 and another who was a teenager. Both rape offenses allegedly happened in 2001.
In 2013, additional criminal charges were brought that included additional victims. However, according to former District Attorney Doug Valeska, the charges were dismissed so the victims would not have to testify and go through any court proceedings.