A Monroe man already convicted of misdemeanor sexual imposition charges in Mason and Middletown is now facing a felony charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in connection with an incident last September at Dave & Buster’s involving a 13-year-old girl.
Ismael Morales-Reyes,43, had a relationship with girl where he purchased her a present and exchanged numerous text messages and phone calls, according to court documents.
He admitted to Middletown police last October that his relationship with the girl was inappropriate.
Police said Ismael is a family friend and a member of the girl’s father’s church, police said.
Ismael also admitted to Middletown police to sending sexual text messages to the victim, according to court documents. He admitted going into a video game booth with the girl, but denied touching her.
He said he would drive to the girl’s house after school to see her before her parents arrived home, according to court documents. Police said the victim told them Morales-Reyes exposed himself to her at their church and inappropriately touched her multiple times.
Police said Ismael bought the girl a ring and would take her and her friends out frequently.
According to phone records Middletown Police obtained, Morales-Reyes and the girl exchanged 345 text messages and 36 phone calls for 426 minutes between Oct. 19 and Oct. 22.
Morales-Reyes was arraigned Tuesday in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He was being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $100,000 bond. His case was sent to a Hamilton County grand jury.
Morales-Reyes has been convicted of misdemeanor sexual imposition charges in Mason and Middletown since November, according to court records.