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Decatur man arrested on charges of enticing a child for immoral purposes

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – AuthoritiesĀ arrested 24-year-old Zachary Clay Smith after a joint investigation with the Decatur Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit, the Morgan County Department of Human Resources and the Child Advocacy Center.

Investigators say officers got a report that a 14-year-old female juvenile was taken to a local hotel by Smith.

Officials say Smith and the girl spent the night in the hotel room and sexual contact between the two took place.

Smith faces charges for Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes. His bond has not yet been set.