Two Little Girls Just Used Their Lemonade Stand To Catch A Sexual Predator (IMAGES)

All too often, the tales of sexual predators begin and end in tragedy. But in this rare case, two little girls made an astonishing conviction – with the aid of their lemonade stand.

We don’t like to think about the awful dangers that threaten to ensnare our children – we’d go mad if we indulged them all. But most parents try their best to equip their kids with enough life skills to get them safely through to adulthood.

Here are two girls who listened extra-hard to those life lessons. Their quick-thinking and courage not only kept them out of harm’s way, but put a dangerous criminal behind bars. In 2013, a 12-year-old girl was forced into a car by a male stranger in Glenpool, Oklahoma. She was driven away, sexually assaulted, and abandoned. No one was able to identify, trace or capture the perpetrator – until he tried his scam again in Tulsa.

Pulling up to the lemonade stand, he must have imagined himself as the predator and the two girls as prey.  But he was going to get a nasty surprise.

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This is how Kevin Smith was caught by police.  Although he has yet to face trial for the abduction, Smith has already been sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison after police found 290 images and 140 videos of child pornography on his computer during the arrest. He has also been ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and $1,000 to the victims of child porn. Given the upcoming trial for abduction, it is unlikely that Smith will ever be released.

We must remember this is not a good news story – a child was abducted and horrifically assaulted, and many more were so treated in order to create Smith’s child porn stash. However, thanks to the bravery of two little girls in Tulsa, this predator won’t be free to harm anyone, ever again.

(Featured Image via Project Nursery)