Class president arrested

FAMU’s Sophomore Class President Caleb Reaves was arrested on charges of lewd or lascivious battery of a child, according to the Taylor Police Department. 

Reaves, 18, from Perry, was taken into custody June 11 and was let out on bond the same day, said investigator Donna Lee. Reaves, who served as the former Florida A&M University Freshman Class President, will stand in court July 16 and learn all charges bought against him, according to his Attorney Robert Morris

Reaves would not comment on the charge, but Morris said the allegations are “serious and significant” that may “impact (Reaves) present and his future.”  

He said, “Reaves will continue with normal everyday life and continue pursuit of his education and any extracurricular activity,” Morris said.  

The attorney said Reaves had a written plea of not guilty.

According to Florida statue 800.04(4), lewd or lascivious battery is any person who forces or entices a person less than 16-years-old to engage in sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, prostitution, or any other act involving sexual activity. If convicted a person would be forced to register as a sexual offender in Florida and throughout the United States.