by Sarah Fenske
Don't let that baby face fool you.
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office is charging 17-year-old Clarence Smith with 32 felony counts -- including five counts of rape, four counts of forcible sodomy, kidnapping and four counts of first-degree robbery.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department believes that Smith's reign of terror included raping and robbing three different black females in a span of just two months -- and then robbing a fourth, although that woman was not sexually assaulted.
Smith allegedly raped and robbed a 21-year-old woman at gunpoint in a vacant carport in the 3500 block of Bingham on December 12, 2010. One week later, police believe he raped and robbed a second woman in the 3100 block of Branter Place.
One month after that, on January 25, Smith allegedly raped a woman at knifepoint in the 3700 block of Page Avenue, taking her cell phone. On that same day, claiming to be armed with a gun, he robbed a woman in the 1100 block of North Grand of a scarf and a bus pass.
Police investigators presented their case to the circuit attorney's office on Friday and 32 warrants were issued, according to a police department press release. A judge has ordered Smith to be held in jail on a $300,000 cash-only bond.