A man was charged Thursday for allegedly raping a teen at Seghi’s 5 Lakes in Smithfield in 2018 when she was 15 years old.
State police issued an arrest warrant for Tyler Antoine Deshields, 30, of University Avenue in Morgantown, West Virginia.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in his case, the teen was first interviewed by state police July 24, 2018 after she reported the alleged rape to her mother. She told police they were fishing at the lake, and he gave her alcohol and marijuana. She was interviewed a second time by state police in May 2019, and repeated the allegations. She told investigators she was scared throughout the encounter.
Deshields is charged with rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a person less than 16, aggravated indecent assault of a person less than 16, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person less than 16 and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Charges were filed before Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. Shimshock.