Rainbow City police officials said Davis is charged with first-degree sexual assault and sexual abuse of a child less than 12. He was booked into the jail at 6:40 p.m. Friday.
Police launched an investigation March 26 after receiving information from the Southside Police Department. Authorities didn't disclose the nature of that information. Authorities said the James M. Barrie Center for Children helped with the interviews, as did the Etowah County District Attorney's Office.
First-degree sexual abuse is a felony, and is defined by state law as: A person subjects another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion or subjects another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated.
Sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old is defined as: A person being 16 years old or older, subjects another person who is less than 12 years old to sexual contact. It is a class B Felony.
It seems to me that Alabama is more in need of Erin's Law than any other state in America. Please pray that the bill before the Alabama legislature passes and Erin's Law is ratified.
|Rainbow City, AL - pop about 9,000|