BROOKVILLE — A Brookville man, charged with the rape of a minor, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday at District Judge Gregory Bazylak’s office.
Keith Reynolds, 45, of Brookville, is charged with 160 felony counts and 20 misdemeanor one counts, including rape of a mentally disabled person, statutory sexual assault: 8-11 years old; incest, indecent aggravated indecent assault, and other related offenses.
Police were first alerted to the alleged sexual assault by the Jefferson County Children Youth & Services office. A 15-year-old girl who thought she was pregnant from the assault told her friends at school. The information was given to a school official who reported it to CYS.
Police interviewed the girl, who said she had had sex an adult man who she identified as Reynolds. According to the affidavit of probable cause, she said she had been having sex with him on or about Oct. 13, 2018, at a Pickering Street location.
She described where inside the building the assaults occurred as well as another location. She also told police where items such as condoms and Viagra pills, which Reynolds allegedly used during sex, were kept.
Police obtained a search warrant and found the items the victim described in the location she described.
She stated that she always told Reynolds no but that he would make her feel bad and accuse her of not loving him and so she felt pressured to have sex so he wouldn’t make her feel bad about it.
The victim also told police during the interview that the incidents began after Reynolds allegedly told her “you can’t look stupid in front of the one you love,” which she believed meant she needed to have sex with Reynolds to “practice” before she found the person she would marry.
When police interviewed Reynolds, he said the victim would have inappropriate contact with him, and that she always wanted hugs and additional attention from him. When asked if there was any other inappropriate contact, police say Reynolds remained silent and requested an attorney.
Reynolds is currently housed in the Jefferson County Jail as he is unable to post the $70,000 bail. His case will now go before Judge John Foradora, Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas.