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Louisa man enters Alford plea in child abuse case

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Adrian Reeves

A Louisa man serving time for making threats against Louisa County Middle School was found guilty of sexually abusing children in his care.

Adrian Reeves, 33, entered an Alford plea on Jan. 18 in Louisa Circuit Court, meaning he disputes the charges but understands prosecutors have evidence to convict him. The children may have testified against him had the case gone to trial.

As part of the plea agreement, Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire dropped all but five of the 14 criminal charges against Reeves. He was found guilty of two counts of indecent acts with a child and three counts of child abuse. The abuse charges concern a two-week trip Reeves and his wife, Marlana Milan, took to the West Coast in 2016 while they left the children alone in the house.

Reeves was sentenced in June 2017 to eight years in prison for being part of a conspiracy with Milan to attack the middle school. The two made threats against the school while sitting at Louisa County Library in September 2016.

The abuse occurred in several instances in 2015 and 2016 at a house on Depot Road.

McGuire said Reeves gave the children marijuana and alcohol and showed them pornography. He also walked around the house regularly without clothes on and entered the bathroom at times when one of the children was inside.

McGuire said that in one instance, Reeves touched a child inappropriately while in the bathtub. Reeves denied there was anything sexual about the encounter and said the child had trouble keeping clean.

The children, who ranged in age from four to 13, told investigators about the abuse after they were removed from the home and placed in foster care. They are now living with family members in Tennessee.

Milan is serving six months in prison on one count of child abuse and two years for her role in the conspiracy to attack the middle school.

Reeves will be sentenced on April 23 in Louisa Circuit Court.

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