Former Naples High teacher accused of sex with student, 17, faces trial Friday
The trial for a former Naples High School teacher accused of having sexual relations with a minor is scheduled to begin Friday.
Brock Smith, 31, faces two felony charges of engaging in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years old in one case, according to court documents.
In another case, he faces felony charges of transmission of harmful material to a minor and use of a computer service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child for pornography, court documents state.
One of Smith’s two trials is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. Friday in front of Collier Circuit Judge Ramiro Mañalich.
According to Mañalich’s online court docket, the proceeding to take place Friday morning could include a plea agreement for both of Smith’s cases.
Assistant Public Defender Shawn Nagle, Smith’s attorney, could not be reached to comment on any plea agreement.
State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Samantha Syoen said she could not comment on the Smith case.
Smith, who coached receivers for the Naples High School varsity football team, was arrested Aug. 14, 2017, after an interview with investigators from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Children and Families.
Smith told the investigators that he sent "nude images of himself" to a girl, who was 17 at the time, according to an arrest report.
Smith also told investigators that he had sexual intercourse with the girl in a bathroom, the arrest report states.
Smith also sent a message to another girl, requesting to follow her through Instagram, a social media photo app, according to a Collier arrest report.
The girl then added Smith to her Snapchat account, and Smith sent her lewd messages, the report states. Smith sent the girl a photo, via Snapchat, of himself nude, standing in front of a bathroom mirror brushing his teeth, according to the report.
Smith then requested that the girl send him a photo, the report states. He continued to message the girl through Snapchat for about a week and told her "that he was free in the mornings to meet for sex," according to the report.
Smith has been held in the Naples Jail Center, with bail set at $400,000, since his arrest in August 2017. A written plea of not guilty on all charges was entered for Smith in October.
Smith was hired by Collier County Public Schools in 2011 and worked at Naples High School for six years prior to his arrest.
After School Board members approved his dismissal at a Sept. 26 meeting, Smith was fired, said Greg Turchetta, Collier school district spokesman.