Former ‘Basketball Wives’ star Royce Reed has reportedly avoided a five-year prison sentence after being charged with third-degree felony child neglect. As The Shade Room previously reported, Reed was arrested and charged with the crime on March 10, 2022.
A few days later, the mother of one pled not guilty.
As The Shade Room previously reported, Reed turned herself in to Florida authorities in March 2022. At the time, it was alleged that Reed’s underage son had an “alleged history of inappropriate sexual conduct” with minors.
Furthermore, things reportedly came to a head after Reed’s son allegedly forced a minor to perform sexual acts on him on two separate occasions.
Reed’s son allegedly told authorities that he forced the child to “masturbate” him because he “was angry” at the child.
At the time, it was reported that the two children were in Reed’s home during both alleged incidents. Furthermore, Reed’s son also informed authorities that “anger triggers him into acting out sexually.”
After the alleged incidents, Reed’s son was instructed not to have contact with minors “two or more years younger than him.” The child reportedly did not comply, and Reed was charged with third-degree felony child neglect.
Shortly after, the former ‘Basketball Wives’ star pled not guilty to the charge.
As Reed’s case remained ongoing, her ex-boyfriend and father of her son, Dwight Howard, made headlines in July. Howard shared a video of him encouraging his children in the gym at the time, per The Shade Room.
The following day, Reed called Howard out for “pretending” to be a parent.
Reed later stepped into The Shade Room’s comment section to reveal that her son’s alleged actions occurred at Howard’s home. Additionally, Reed alleged that Howard referred to their son as “gay” for not participating in sexual activity.
At the time, Reed also accused Howard of being “evil” and trying to make her the “matriarch” of his “polygamy quest.”
Read her complete statements below.
Then, on November 21, RadarOnline shared an update regarding Reed’s child neglect charges. The outlet reports that Reed completed 100 hours of community service and a six-week parenting course as of November 8.
Between the time of her arrest and the completion of her ordered programs, Reed’s son reportedly remained house at his grandparents’ home.
Reed reportedly expressed her excitement for getting her son “back home.”
“Getting my son back home in his own bed was important to me,” Reed reportedly explained per RadarOnline. “Now I’m waiting for the court to dismiss the case. It’s been over a year since I’ve waited for something to be done with this case. We kept addressing the state until finally, they offered diversion because I was fully ready to go to court.”
According to RadarOnline, Reed will appear before a judge on December 6. The outlet adds that the former ‘Basketball Wives’ star has reportedly “met all the requirements needed to put the entire cases behind her.”