Con­way man to serve 30 years in prison for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing 8-year-old girl

The Sun News - - Local - BY TYLER FLEM­ING tflem­[email protected]­sun­news.com

A 49-year-old Con­way man was con­victed of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an 8-year-old child.

Les­lie Leroy Davis, who already was a reg­is­tered sex of­fender for rap­ing a child in New York, will serve 30 years in prison for first-de­gree crim­i­nal sex­ual con­duct with a mi­nor.

The decision was an­nounced in a Thurs­day news re­lease from the Of­fice of the So­lic­i­tor Fif­teenth Judicial Cir­cuit.

“Con­vic­tions like this are es­pe­cially mean­ing­ful be­cause they give jus­tice to a child vic­tim of rape and pro­tect other chil­dren from sex­ual preda­tors,” Leigh An­drew, an as­sis­tant so­lic­i­tor, said in the re­lease. “We are grate­ful to the Horry County Po­lice De­part­ment and SLED for their as­sis­tance in the pros­e­cu­tion of this case.”

It took an Horry County jury an hour to de­cide Davis’ fate fol­low­ing a trial that started Mon­day. The child, now 11, took the wit­ness stand against Davis dur­ing the trial.

Court Judge Ben­jamin H. Cul­bert­son ruled Davis will have to serve all 30 years and will not have a pa­role op­tion.

Les­lie Davis

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