Thursday, March 31, 2022

Butler teacher arrested for 3 counts of sexual contact with a student

On 3/30/2022, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a teacher who potentially had an inappropriate relationship with a past student.

On 3/31/2022, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office along with Butler Police Department made contact with the teacher at the school. The teacher was taken into custody and transported to the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

Preliminary charges were sent to a special prosecutor and the following charges have been filed on

Charles Odell Reece (9/16/1983).
3 counts of sexual contact with a student.

The Butler School is cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office in this investigation. The investigation is an ongoing investigation with the anticipation of additional charges connected to this victim. Detectives are asking potential other victims to contact their office at 660-679-3232.

Bond was set at $50,000.00 cash only by Judge Highley, With bond conditions of no contact with the victim or other potential witnesses.

No other information will be provide as this is an ongoing investigation

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