‘Are You The One?’ Season 3 Star Connor Smith Arrested For Rape & Sexual Battery of Teen Girl

Connor during his time on ‘Are You The One?’ in 2015…

 Trigger Warning: Sexual Battery, Sexual Assault

A former cast member of MTV‘s Are You The One? has been arrested and charged with felony rape, sexual battery and two counts of criminal confinement.

Connor Smith— who appeared on the third season of the MTV reality show back in 2015— is behind bars in Illinois after being charged with a series of heinous crimes against a 16-year-old girl.

His MTV bio described the 6 foot, 8 inch Connor as a “gentle giant” who was eager to find his soulmate. His castmates included Teen Mom OG star Cheyenne Floyd, as well as The Challenge vets Amanda Garcia and Nelson Thomas.

Connor, who is now 31, allegedly met the teen on an app and communicated with her through Snapchat before he allegedly raped, battered and kept her confined inside an Indiana hotel room.

(Some of the details below may be disturbing to some readers…)

According to The Time of Northwest Indiana, Connor picked the teen girl up after she snuck out of her house in July. She told police that Connor forced her to perform a sex act on him while they were in his truck, with Connor allegedly threatening her with a lighter if she didn’t cooperate. From there, the girl claims Connor took her to a hotel room, where she claims he hit her when she refused to undress.

The teen claims Connor made her take off most of her clothes, then dragged her into the bathroom by her hair, where he allegedly peed on her and forced her to drink his urine. He then allegedly raped and strangled her, according to court records.

“The girl told police Smith later drove her back to her relatives’ Hobart home and said he’d be coming back at the same time the following night,” The Times of Northwest Indiana reports.

Connor’s mugshot…

However, several of the girl’s relatives saw Connor as he drove away from the home and began to chase his truck. One relative gave police Connor’s license plate number, which helped police identify him. 

“DNA analysis showed Smith was a likely match with the girl’s sexual assault kit, records state,” the newspaper reports.

He was arrested on Thursday and one day later was charged with felony rape, sexual battery and two counts of criminal confinement. Connor is currently being held in jail in Cook County, Illinois, without bond.

(Photos: MTV; Cook County)

 

9 Responses


  1. This is horrific!!!!!! That WAS a CHILD! I won’t ask “where were her parents” but man this makes me angry, being so naive. I wish these kids would understand that at ANY age there is always danger with strangers. I hope she gets help and begins healing, I can’t even imagine what she was thinking. She probably didn’t think she was going back home. And for him to tell her he will be back tomorrow at the same time! How terrifying! As a mother of two girls and a boy, I worry for all of them and HOPE that they never encounter these type of monsters in their life. I hope he gets put away for LIFE.


  2. Not surprised the major of people that appear on these reality tv shows are narcissistic and disgusting people. They think the world revolves around them and they can basically get away with anything.


  3. That is truly horrific, really hope she’s getting the necessary care so she can heal and move forward after something so terrifying. What a disgusting fuck, she’s so young too.. what is wrong with these people and he’ll just get released still old enough to be a threat to others and learn not to leave witnesses bc that’s all these rapists and pedos get from prison time, they don’t change which is why they shouldn’t be able to be released again.


  4. Where do they find these people MTV needs to do a better job. Where’s bear right now haven’t heard anything about his case lately anyone know anything?


  5. That mugshot is terrifying.

    Stop labeling large men “gentle giants” when they are just big rapists and armed robbers. Thanks.


  6. I watched that season but for some reason I don’t have a clear recollection of him. The one thing I do remember is that he was a huge 6’8” man. That girl must have been absolutely petrified. My heart goes out to her, I hope that she can get counseling and justice. I hope that they put his ass in general population and he suffers the way he made this girl suffer.


      1. He was recovering drug addict on the show. I watched the season recently and I believe he and his perfect match were matched early in the season. I think his match had helped people recovering from addiction.

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