Preliminary Hearing Date Set In Child Sexual Abuse Case

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

The case against a 25-year-old Clinton, Missouri man arrested in a Reno County child sex case will have a preliminary hearing on August 27.

That date set for Erik Wayne Reyes during the waiver-status docket Wednesday in front of Judge Joe McCarville

Reyes was captured after he allegedly ran back to Clinton, Missouri, and refused to waive extradition, so the Reno County District Attorney Office sought and obtained a Governor’s warrant. He was able to post a bond in Missouri and failed to appear on a fugitive from justice warrant based on the Reno County case, but was eventually found and arrested.

The charge against him is aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The charge alleges that he engaged in unlawful sexual conduct with an underage child in this case, an 8-year-old girl. The alleged crime occurring back on June 5, 2011. It’s believed he was involved with the child’s mother according to South Hutchinson Police Chief Scott Jones. The case came to light and SRS assisted in the investigation of the alleged abuse along with South Hutchinson Police.

He remains jailed on a 100-thousand dollar bond.