Tue, June 25

Plea may be in works in Rec Center trolling-for-sex case

Clark Jeffrey Reber

Clark Jeffrey Reber

CAMP VERDE -- Defense attorney Renee Mendelsohn Monday asked for a continuance of 45 days before returning to court with her client Clark Jeffrey Reber.

Reber is charged with attempting to lure for sexual exploitation a 19-year-old employee of the Cottonwood Recreation Center as well as two 12-year-old girls there.

Reber, 48, from Nevada, had been spending time at the Rec Center and had placed notes in front of all of three of them. He invited them to meet him at the men's restroom at Garrison Park, according to Cottonwood police

"I will be in the stall waiting for you," he wrote, according to police.

The older woman intercepted the notes dropped for the young girls and after reading her's and called police.

Reber is charged with two counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, one count of disorderly conduct, one count possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of possession of a dangerous drug.

Reber carried a usable amount of methamphetamine, police said.

The attorney said she wants to collect documents and meet with her client, but she also asked that the next appearance should accommodate a possible change of plea.

Reber will return to Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff's court room Oct. 11.