Cary Jay Smith
In 2020, convicted child sex offender Cary Jay Smith was released from a California psychiatric facility after being forcefully hospitalized for more than 20 years.
After getting chased out of multiple cities in Orange County, California, Smith ended in Phoenix.
Police arrested Smith in Phoenix on Wednesday after he used Facebook to contact the mother of one of his victims.
“Smith faces one count of failing to register as a sex offender. Arizona’s Family obtained the initial court appearance for Smith. It listed what mental conditions as: schizophrenic disorder, pedophilic disorder, and sexual sadism disorder. A Maricopa County judge held him under a $10,000 cash-only bond. Should he post bail, he would not be allowed to have any contact with minors, possess any weapons, hold any drugs that don’t have a description, and he would not be able to consume any alcoholic beverages.” – KOLD reported.
A convicted sex offender from California has been arrested in Phoenix after failing to register his Facebook and email accounts as required. The man has made national headlines, going by the name “Mr. RTK,” which means “rape, torture, and kill.”
Police arrested Cary Jay Smith, 61, Wednesday after he allegedly used social media to contact the mom of a 7-year-old boy he reportedly victimized. Officers found him at an apartment near 19th Avenue and Hatcher Road.
“I didn’t respond, I just let him be. Hoping he would keep doing it. I notified the attorneys out here,” Lynn Rinner, the mother of that 7-year-boy said.
Rinner said Smith stalked her son. She attended every hearing, hoping to keep him out of the community. The case dates back to 1999. He was released from that California psychiatric facility back in 2020. A controversial decision Rinner fought.
“It’s frustrating that he’s never been criminally convicted of anything and he more than deserves it. But the system has kept a back door approach to keep him locked up,” she said.
Court documents say Smith admitted contacting the woman several times and sending her messages saying he was “back around.” Smith told investigators he was upset about what the mother had said about him online and “he wanted her to think he was back in California” to scare her.
Here’s the backstory on Smith:
Smith repeatedly testified to having fantasies about raping and killing young boys and said he likes to be referred to as “RTK” which stands for “rape, torture, kill.”
He also claimed he has killed three boys and molested more than 200 others.
In 1985, Smith was convicted of a misdemeanor sexual offense involving a child and had to register as a sex offender, however that requirement expired and he was removed from the sex offender registry by the state of California in 2005.
Smith was admitted to a psychiatric facility in 1999 after his wife came forward and showed authorities a letter Smith wrote describing sex acts (rape) he wanted to perform on a 7-year-old boy who lived in his Costa Mesa neighborhood.
In 2002, the Orange County DA’s office filed 20 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor against him, but the charges were ultimately dismissed because of the statute of limitations!
Despite openly making threats to rape and kill young boys, Smith was released with no parole monitoring system and he is not required to register as a sex offender which means he is free to move around.
Several agencies and local officials pleaded with Governor Gavin Newsom to reinstate Smith’s sex offender registry, however the Democrat Gov never responded.