SEX CRIMES FELON RELEASED TO SIOUX CITY HALFWAY HOUSE AFTER GENDER CHANGE
January 31, 2020
Sioux City Journal
SIOUX CITY — An Iowa resident convicted of multiple child sex crimes has been transferred to a Sioux City halfway house after a judge ordered the individual’s release from prison.
Joseph Michael Smith, 23, who now identifies as a female and goes by the name Josie, was convicted in 2014 of molesting a fellow resident at Midwest Christian Services in 2013, when he was 16. Smith was sent to a Peterson, Iowa, facility as part of his sentence for previous sexual misconduct incidents in Pottawattamie County