Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Swim Coach Tries to Get Indictment Dismissed

Savannah Reis asked a Rankin County Circuit Court to dismiss an indictment against her.  A Rankin County grand jury indicted Savannah Reis for two counts of sexual battery with a minor on September 18 while she was a swim coach at Performance Elite Aquatics.  She is an elementary school teacher in Madison County but is currently on administrative leave. 

Reis argued the indictment should be dismissed because it gave a range of dates for when the allegations took place instead of specific dates.  She claims she is unable to present a defense or alibi if she does not have the dates in question.  The prosecution said the Supreme Court ruled that a "specific date in a child sex abuse case is not required" as long as the defendant is fully informed of the charges against him.

The District Attorney also moved to amend the indictment with two different addresses of where the alleged underage sex took place.

Judge John Emfinger will hold a hearing on the motions on January 21.  Safesport revoked her coaching privileges.


Anonymous said...

The more and more I read this, the more I realize how much my high school years sucked.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it's true. When accused of child molestation the accuser can change their story multiple times based on the latest coaching they received and you can't even cross examine. No specifics have to really be proven. Just play a recording of the accusation or have them repeat back to the jury what the prosecutor is leading them to say. Without physical evidence, it is all about the emotions of the jury. It isn't justice. It is a dangerous precedent. But you see, the precedent was set and used against men. Now a woman is hoping for special treatment. Well, too bad. Womp womp.

Anonymous said...


This motion is so quasi constitutional that it should be immediately nul prosed and that poor person should be left to go.

No Peeing In The Shallow End.. said...

And all this time errybaddy sayin' nothing to any of this. Right. If they have two locations where the 'underage sex took place', they got her nailed (no pun intended).

Anonymous said...

Dream on with your bad self, 3:00. Get back to drafting wills.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a criminal defense attorney, but it seems to me she makes a good point about not being able to prepare an alibi defense without more specific dates for the alleged criminal acts.

Side note: It looks like it was about a year old before the charges were even brought, and the kid was 17 at the time of the (alleged) acts. Thanks Mom.

Anonymous said...

3:23 PM, yes they can name locations but what does that have to do with the price of tea in China? In other words, that still doesn't make a potentially bogus claim any more believable. Maybe they could also throw in some bogus details that never happened as well ... like she wore a smoke-colored teddy and he asked her the difference between white and red wine.

Anonymous said...

I assume the parents of the boy want her prosecuted because otherwise, he would have been a virgin when he got married in about 10 years but she spoiled it.

Seriously, in this day-in-age, what are the odds that an athletic young male swim team member isn't having sex on a regular basis? He is literally "swimming in it". Ha, get it?

Anonymous said...

If I was on the jury, I could not in good conscience convict this woman if he even acted like he wanted to. When I was his age, there wasn't enough female attention to go around. I was having vigorous relations with a woman in her 40's well before I was 18. 30+ years later, I am still thankful for that. These stories make me sick now as I thought I did not suffer from envy but apparently I do.

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June 25, 1745
My dear Friend,
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Anonymous said...

5:37, I had to look it up to find out that the letter you posted was written by Ben Franklin (the guy on the $100 bill). His logic and reasoning has led to question a few things I've been pondering lately. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I’m glad we didn’t have cell phones in school because all of our teachers would be in jail. Hell we taught them at night and they taught us during the day...

Anonymous said...

Sleuth it out JJ readers. Who is the new address? Did it at her house, but what’s the new address? HIS?

Anonymous said...

The Springhill address is her home. The Hidden Hills Cove address belongs to Mandy M. Johnson per county record.

Does She Give Good Head? said...

At least one "victim" has a perpetual smile, serious bragging rights, and memories that will last a lifetime.

I doubt that his father is actually upset, but he has to go alone with the old lady who wants to protect her "little boy's virtue," otherwise he will get cut off.

Every school has a Mrs. Robinson, but the challenge is being the chosen one.

Anonymous said...

Johnson is a former Hartfield teacher. Also a very close friend of Reis. The plot thickens.

Anonymous said...

God there’s some sickos on here. Some of you horn dogs need to be neutered. Obviously in the old days, you thought it was ok to mate with children, but that isn’t the case anymore. Deal with it boomers.

Hugh Hefner said...

I guess I am old school. Back in my day all our women teachers in Junior and Senior high schools were old spinsters. Just as well, I would hate to fail them in the bedroom and on my report card too.

Anonymous said...

The prosecutors are using the term child pretty loosely here. I can understand not knowing dates when the kid is young, but this kid was at least 17 years old, and on predictable school and team schedules. If he is saying he had sex with this lady twice at two very specific locations, then why is the prosecutor not narrowing the date range down a bit. The only reason is that the story must have some big holes in it, and the best way to convict an innocent person is to be vague about the crime.
Shame on the DA for not providing a bit more detail on dates, this is either lazy or dishonest.

Anonymous said...

You should be a detective, 10:25. Do you by-chance drive an old Volvo?

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