Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Gulen Charter School -Sexual Misconduct Case for trial Harmony Science Gulen School
Indecency with a child trial set to start for former teacher and actor
Posted: Nov 14, 2011 5:19 PM PST
By Noel Brennan
WACO - A former teacher and actor at a Waco theatre is set to go to trial for indecency with a child by contact.
Clifton Grasham-Reeves, 31, also faces five counts of sexual assault involving a 16 year-old girl. He is a former teacher at Waco's Harmony Science Academy and worked for Child Protective Services at one time as well.
Grasham-Reeves allegedly met the teenage girl last year while directing a play at the Waco Civic Theatre. Prosecutors allege Reeves knew the girl was underage, but he had sexual relations with her anyway.
On the night of February 5, 2010, Grasham-Reeves sent text messages to the girl and told her that his wife was out of town. He asked the girl to sneak out of her house so he could pick her up.
Grasham-Reeves then took the girl back to his Bellmead home where he is accused of sexually assaulting her. Court documents reveal that Grasham-Reeves and the girl met on several other occasions.
Attorneys spent much of Monday afternoon trying to pick a jury to start hearing arguments on Tuesday.