Published: Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 12:29 PM
Updated: Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 12:29 PM
By: Mark Gokavi - Staff Writer
DAYTON — A former Butler County corrections officer accused of a federal sex crime has been granted electronic home detention while he’s being prosecuted.
U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice ruled that Air Force veteran Kyle R. Jordan, 31, can stay at a private residence despite Jordan facing a similar allegation from 2006 that was not prosecuted.
Rice reversed the decision of District Court Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington, who had ruled that Jordan be detained. Prosecutors argued the alleged crime is one of violence while the defense said Jordan was not a flight risk.
Jordan has been charged with one count of engaging in a sex act with a person “who was incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct,” according to documents filed in Dayton’s District Court. The maximum penalty for a conviction of the crime is life in prison.
The allegation of sexual abuse stemmed from a Dec. 5-6, 2015, Christmas party at a private residence at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.