Judge rules Lovelock man must face trial
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:00 AM
Scott Alan Reynolds appeared in the 11th Judicial Court on Monday for a status hearing. He faces charges of statutory sexual seduction and luring a child. He pled not guilty to both charges at his arraignment on Nov. 21, 2016.
The Court met on April 2 to hear an argument from Reynolds and his lawyer, David R. Fischer. They said that the State failed to produce enough evidence to go forward with a trial. Specifically, Fischer claimed that the DNA evidence did not meet standards. Consequently, the State submitted no DNA evidence to corroborate the alleged victim’s testimony.
The defense faulted law enforcement for not getting a sufficiently detailed description of Reynolds from his alleged victim – including what he looks like naked. Further, although Snapshot photos form part of the State’s case against Reynolds, they have produced only one photo, said Fischer.
Judge Jim Shirley found no legal impediment for the State to go forward. He noted that sexual assault victims often face emotional trauma, humiliation, and fear when pressing charges. In this case, Judge Shirley determined that there is enough evidence to try the defendant. The trial will go forward as scheduled in October 2017.