Reed, the first witness to take the stand Wednesday, repeatedly denied having inappropriate sexual contact with any enrollee on home confinement. He said that Chafin's lawsuit is part of a conspiracy that she, Jeananne Gilco and Sherry Frye came up with while they were housed together in a regional jail.
Streyle pointed out that Gilco and Frye also hired Nessle to target Reed in sexual assault lawsuits. Gilco's case is awaiting trial. Frye's lawsuit would not stick because the statute of limitations ran out, Streyle said.
Reed, after Nessle pointed out that Chafin and Frye had met each other just a few days ago, admitted that he did not have any evidence that the women conspired while in jail.
"If I could prove it, I wouldn't be here," he said.
In April 2009, the same month when Reed allegedly assaulted Chafin, Gilco was placed on home confinement on charges stemming from the death of a woman who was stabbed while in her home, court records state.
The next month, she drove to the home confinement office and parked her car in the garage. Reed saw her exit the vehicle and questioned her about whether she had a license. When she said that she did not, Reed led her back to her vehicle and told her to give him oral sex, court records state.
Marie Belcher, who works in the home confinement office, described Reed as a father figure to her and said that she never saw him close his door with a client in the room, or make sexually inappropriate advances or comments toward anyone.
"He's just a really good guy," she said.
Belcher also pointed out that the walls in the office are paper-thin and the staffers would have overheard any sexual activity through Reed's door.
"I really feel they are all just false accusations," she said. "I really hate that we're here today."
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