Reyes Pleads Not Guilty in Marshall County Superior Court

An initial hearing for Rigoberto Calix Reyes, 21, was held in Marshall County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Reyes is accused of aiding a 14-year-old Plymouth girl in running away from home and having sexual relations with the girl in March. Formal felony charges in the case include sexual misconduct with a minor, forgery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

His age is an issue as he is accused of altering his birth certificate from the Republic of Honduras to reflect a different birthdate, according to court documents. At the time of his arrest, he was enrolled as a student at Plymouth High School. His alleged altered birth certificate places him at the age of 18. Officials believe his actual birth certificate puts him at the age of 21.

He was placed into custody after he and the 14-year-old girl were located in Texas. He remains incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 bond. A no-contact order with the victim is also active.

According to Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman, Reyes pleaded not guilty to the charges and a public defender was appointed on his behalf. A pretrial conference is scheduled for April 29, and his jury trial is set to begin Jan. 26, 2016.