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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 17, 2021

FLORIDA MAN ACQUITTED ON CHARGES OF KIDNAPPING AND ABUSIVE SEXUAL CONTACT

Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that CODY DONAVAN SMITH, age 21 of Naples, Florida was acquitted by a federal jury on one count of kidnapping and one count of abusive sexual contact.

Smith was originally indicted on March 18, 2020 by a federal grand jury. The trial took place in front of U.S. District Court Judge Nancy J. Freudenthal and lasted 4 days.

The incident was investigated by the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Rexburg Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christyne Martens and Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Romine.

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Press Release Number: 
21-028
Updated May 17, 2021