By Mark Gokavi | Dayton Daily News
DAYTON — A former Butler County Corrections officer accused of a federal sex crime has asked for electronic home detention instead of being detained during his prosecution, according to court documents.
Air Force veteran SSGT Kyle R. Jordan, 31, has asked U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice to revoke the decision to detain him. His attorney argues that Jordan is not a flight risk nor a danger to the community.
“Mr. Jordan contends that there are conditions of his release that will reasonably assure his appearance in court, as well as provide for the safety of the community,” wrote federal public defender Arthur Mullins, who said Jordan could be electronically monitored at his home with his fiance and children or at his parents’ residence.
Rice has not yet ruled on the motion. The allegation of sexual abuse stemmed from a Dec 5-6 2015, Christmas party at a private residence at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, his attorney said during a March 25 detention hearing.
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. In arguing for detention, assistant U.S. attorney Alex Sistla said the allegation is a “crime of violence” and that Jordan may not have been completely truthful with pretrial services.
Mullins wrote that at Jordan has a minor misdemeanor on his record. Jordan worked most recently as a security officer for Tri-Health in Hamilton. Mullins said Jordan served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan while rising to staff sergeant until his 2013 honorable discharge. Jordan is an Air Force reservist.
“Mr. Jordan’s personal history of self-sacrifice reflects his commitment to serving and protecting others,” Mullins wrote. “Through his service to this country, Mr. Jordan has demonstrated a deep respect for the law.”
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