According to new court documents filed in Orange County, Florida, former ‘Basketball Wives’ star Royce Reed has entered a not guilty plea following being charged with child neglect earlier this month, Radar Online reports. Despite turning herself in on March 10th, Royce Reed is ready to challenge the court system and the third-degree felony charge against her.
Additionally, her attorney Andrea Black filed a demand of discovery, which includes asking those known to the prosecutor, who have information about the charge, and can answer questions if any electronic surveillance, including wiretapping, occurred or if any documents have been seized without her knowledge. The demand of discovery also requests a list of all witnesses to the prosecution, as well as any notes or photos from the investigation.
As we previously reported, according to court documents, Royce’s young son has an alleged history of inappropriate sexual conduct with minors, that came to a head last year when he allegedly made the minor son of Royce’s boyfriend perform a sexual act while the two boys were at Royce’s home.
In the documents, investigators confirmed that during their interview with him about the incident he stated he “made [minor child’s name withheld] masturbate me because I was angry at him,” while revealing that it happened on two separate occasions. Elsewhere in the interview, Royce’s son said that “anger triggers him into acting out sexually.”
He was forbidden by authorities to have any conduct with minors two or more years younger than him—and the son of Royce’s boyfriend falls underneath those restrictions. Her son and the minor child had been together multiple times throughout the last year, despite him be required not to do so.
In response to her son’s inappropriate conduct, Royce told investigators that he has been seeing a sexual treatment counselor at TrueCore Behavioral Solutions for the past eight months. However, when her son told the counselor about the incident, it was then forwarded DCF. That instance is how Royce Reed was charged with third-degree felony child neglect on March 10th.
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