A 46-year-old Phoenix man has been accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old male, whom he met at church.
On October 6, a teenage boy told his mom that a man had been touching him inappropriately under the pretense of performing medical examinations at a construction site at their church, according to court documents.
The victim's mother contacted the suspect, Eduardo de los Reyes. He asked her not to call police and to "think of his family." But police were already on their way.
Reyes said he was going to school for nursing but did not finish because he was arrested for exposing himself to a 14-year-old male in 2010. He also had a prior indecent exposure conviction out of Bakersfield, Calif. in 1998. And police say he was also living in violation of his sex offender terms.
The victim reported that Reyes sexually abused him on several occasions beginning in late August or early September. This took place in a locked room at their church during services, court documents allege. Reyes had a key to the room because he volunteered at the church.
Reyes denied having any contact with the victim. He did admit to being alone in the room with the victim, which was in violation of his probation.
Police say that he is especially dangerous because he has moved on from exposing himself to hands-on offenses, and has failed to register in a sex offender database.
Reyes was booked into jail on 3 counts of sexual abuse, 4 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, and 2 counts of kidnapping.