Moberly man facing 25 charges for alleged child sex crimes

5 months 1 week 4 days ago Wednesday, August 07 2019 Aug 7, 2019 Wednesday, August 07, 2019 10:40:00 AM CDT August 07, 2019 in News
By: Claire Bradshaw, KOMU 8 Reporter and Steve Lambson, KOMU 8 News Content Manager
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MOBERLY - Prosecutors in Randolph County filed 25 charges Monday against a man accused of child sex crimes involving five different victims.

Scotty Reynolds, 43, faces the following charges: five counts of statutory rape, five counts of statutory sodomy, ten counts of child molestation and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. 

The five children were put in foster care of Reynolds and his wife in 2016. Reynolds became their legal guardian in 2017.

Court documents said the victims were all under the age of 14, and the sexual contact happened between January 1 and July 22 of 2019. 

Reynolds’ wife reported the abuse to police, according to police. Officers arrested him in Springfield and transported him back to Randolph County by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Luntsford said it is too soon to tell what will happen with Reynolds case regarding trial and conviction. 

“Every case is unique, and no two cases are ever exactly alike,” Luntsford said.

Luntsford said there isn’t a timeline for if and when there will be a trial.

“There are all types of potential avenues…we’re probably quite a ways away from trial,” Luntsford said.

The probable cause statement said police found substantial evidence to support the children’s claims. 

Reynolds had no prior criminal history of sexual assault.

His bond has been set at $100,000 cash only.

 

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