A former Good Samaritan Boys Ranch resident accused of having sexual contact with an 11-year-old at the facility in 2018 pleaded guilty last week in Polk County Circuit Court.
According to court records, Jordan Samuel Reeves of West Plains, born in 2000, entered the plea Wednesday, July 3, to class B felony second-degree child molestation — child less than 12.
Appearing before Circuit Judge Michael O. Hendrickson, Reeves withdrew his previous plea of not guilty.
The docket indicated the court provisionally approved a plea agreement, pending a sentencing assessment report.
Reeves’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, with Hendrickson set to preside.
He is being held on $100,000 bond.
According to previous BH-FP coverage, the probable cause statement said deputies were called to the Boys Ranch, 5549 Rt. K in Brighton, after Reeves told a staff member the victim had exposed himself.
Staff members checked video surveillance of the dorm room, which showed the incident, the statement said.
Reeves was questioned by Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives and said he “had sexual thoughts about several members of the dorm he had been assigned to, including the victim,” the statement said.
The statement said Reeves told detectives “he had decided on the victim as a more likely option as he was younger and … is attracted to younger kids.”
According to the felony complaint, Reeves could face five to 15 years in prison.