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A felony charge of second degree sexual assault of a child younger than 16 was filed Monday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 19-year-old Racine man.

The charge filed against Jordan I. Reese, 19, carries a $100,000 fine and 40 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint: Racine police responded to a call from a woman, who stated her 14-year-old granddaughter had texted her that she had just been raped by a boy.

The victim told police she knew the defendant from church, that the two had done homework together, and had eaten dinner at her house. Reese reportedly told her grandmother he was 15 years old and was told the girl was 14.

On the day of the assault, Reese reportedly told the girl she had left a book at his house, and she should go there to retrieve it. The two entered the house through a bedroom window, and the girl stated he began to kiss her neck, then took off his pants and underwear.

According to reports, the girl stated she was in shock, and when Reese told her to take off her pants, she did so with his help. Reese then allegedly pushed the girl onto his bed and “forced himself on her.” The girl stated the assault stopped when Reese’s mother entered the room, and she was then able to get dressed and contact her grandmother.

During an interview with police, Reese was caught lying several times, but eventually admitted to having sexual intercourse with the girl. He also admitted he knew she was 14, to sneaking her into is room, to blocking the door with his TV and to lying about his age.

Reese also told police he dates young girls because he can’t find girls his own age to date.

The defendant made his initial court appearance Monday and is due back in court Nov. 8 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.

Rex Davenport

Rex Davenport is a reporter, editor and editorial project manager with more than 40 years of experience in newspaper, business magazines and other content channels.