UPDATE: SEX OFFENSE ARREST
Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety
UPDATE: Grand Jury Indictment
Following Jay Reese's arrest on February 2, 2021, a search warrant was granted and served on Reese's cell phone. Two images were located consistent with child sexual exploitation. One image depicted a toddler-aged female and one depicted a prepubescent female; both images included an unknown adult male subject engaged in sexual conduct. Based upon this evidence, Reese was lodged on the addtional charges of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I (two counts) on February 3, 2021.
On February 9, 2021, this case was presented to the Josephine County Grand Jury. Reese was indicted on the following charges:
- Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (three counts)
- Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (two counts)
This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety at 541-450-6260.