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July 2013 Detectives of the Month

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates July’s Detectives of the Month, Detective James Smithhart and Detective Miranda Spangler.

An investigation led by Detectives Smithhart and Spangler culminated in a Knox County Grand Jury indictment on October 10, 2012. The suspect went on trial in July 2013 and was found guilty of nine counts of especially aggregated sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of attempted especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, 13 counts of observation without consent, and one count of attempted observation without consent.

Detective Smithhart has been with the KCSO since January 2008 and Detective Spangler has been with the KCSO since April 1999.

Smithhart Spangler



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