Bloomington Police arrested a 20-year-old Ellettsville man after he was found in a motel room with a 15-year-old girl Tuesday night.

According to Bloomington Police Sgt. Joe Crider officer went to the motel in the Motel Six on North Walnut Street after they received a call of a 20-year-old woman being held against her will.


But when officers traced the woman’s cell to a room at the motel, they found Smith with the girl. The woman was not in the room, but had left.

Police arrested 20-year-old Tanner Allen Smith on preliminary on two felony charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and dealing meth and a probation violation.

The parents of the minor were contacted and they came to the motel. The teen told police she had been in a sexual relationship with Smith for about three months and that he knew she was just 15.

The girl also told police that Smith provided the girl with meth.

Smith denied selling meth, but admitted to the sexual relationship with the girl. He also told police he thought she was 16, the legal age of consent in Indiana.