Corrigan Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Sex Crimes, LIVINGSTON, October 11, 2013 - On October 9, 2013, Beverly D. Armstrong, Assistant Criminal District Attorney, for Polk County presented evidence against Clinton Manning Davis, 36, of Corrigan, on an indictment for two counts of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact. Following two days of testimony, a jury found Davis guilty of both counts.
During the presentation of evidence to the jury on punishment, Davis agreed to plea to 15 years in prison on both counts. Additionally, as part of the plea terms, Davis pled guilty to a separate charge for molesting a different child. The maximum punishment for such charges is 20 years in prison. Due to the nature of the charges, Davis will be required to serve at least half of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole.
One count alleged touching of the genitals and the other count alleged touching of the breast. The victim was an 11 year old female. She told the jury of six occasions where Davis had touched her in an inappropriate manner. Each time other members of the family were either in the same room or in another room in the house.
In an interview with Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detective Craig Finegan, Davis denied he committed the abuse. His attorney argued to the jury that such abuse would not occur in the presence of other people.
The jury rejected that argument, and based on the evidence, unanimously found the defendant guilty.
The abuse started in the Spring of 2011 and continued for several months. The touching escalated with each incident with the final touching episode occurring at Davis’ home, while the victim was asleep on the couch. Davis, upon returning home from work and finding her on the couch in his living room, kneeled down, placed his hand under the covers and fondled her.
The other victim was a three year old female with whom Davis played what she called “the married game”.
Ms. Armstrong thanked the jury for their time and attention to this case.
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