Sexual Assault (Hockey Mom) - Updated
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Found guilty in 2012 of sexually assaulting a young boy, “hockey mom” Kathia Maria Davis admitted to having sex with a 16 year old who was a teammate of her son’s. This admission was given although she believed him to be over 18 years of age at the time, according to her criminal defense attorney.
Ms. Davis is alleged to have lured her son's hockey co-players to her house under the assurance of drinking liquor, harming her station of confidence among other parents of the team. She was accused of arranging for the youngsters what was termed a 'party house' by prosecutors. It is alleged that there, they could drink without consequence in spite of being under the legal drinking age. The prosecution also claimed that she was a party to sexual actions with two of the kids in the course of a sleepover party, as her own children were sleeping in the same bedroom.
Ms. Davis maintains her absence of guilt in reference to any charges involving the second boy, who was 13-years-old at the time, according to her criminal defense attorney. Thus far the jury has failed to reach an agreement, deadlocked at 10-2 about whether or not she is guilty of sexually assaulting this alleged second victim. A retrial will be held over these charges regarding the same offense, which will be held in early November. Two jurors not entirely believing the second, younger boy's testimony was the cause of a hung jury according to criminal defense attorney David Cohn who made this statement to The Orange County Register.
Davis faces up to 17 years and eight months in prison if convicted of sexual assault, the conviction relating to the 16-year-old carrying a maximum of five years. She may also be placed on the sex offenders register.
Update - Second Hung Jury
In her second trial for sexually assaulting the younger of her son's friends, Kathia Maria Davis has again won a hung jury. Jurors in this latest trial told the judge they were deadlocked at 10-2 in favor of her guilt on the charges relating to the 13-year-old child.
As written above in the original article posted, the jurors from her first trial were deadlocked by the same 10-2 result for guilt. Due to this apparent irreconcilable imbalance, Orange County Superior Court Judge W. Michael Hayes was forced to declare a second mistrial.
Throughout both trials, Davis refused to admit that she had any sexual relations whatsoever with the younger child, at one point claiming she actually rejected the younger boys attempt to kiss her while he was under the influence of alcohol that she provided. The prosecution maintained that the now one-time convicted Davis had a sexual episode with the 13-year-old for an extended period of time in the same room while her children slept.
Police were originally notified of the alleged crime when the older of the two boys told his mother about what was going on at what was described at “parties” for members of the Beach City Lightning hockey team of which her son was a player.
The ensuing investigation found that Davis had sexual relations with the older boy on numerous occasions for close to a year between July 2010 and July 2011. She only admitted to that fact with the stipulation that it should be recognized that she believed the young boy was of legal age.
Second Update - Davis Guilty Plea
After more than a year behind bars Kathia Maria Davis has relented and pleaded guilty to four felony counts of lewd acts on a child filed by the prosecution. The forty six-year-old divorced "hockey mom" was sentenced to 16 months in prison followed by three years of parole.
This seemingly light sentence counting credit for the 474 days’ time served has left only about a week remaining relating to her incarceration in the Orange County jail.
She will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.
In this particular case, the defense attorney along with the testimony of the defendant was able to sow doubt among the members of the jury. As an experience sex crimes attorney, Mr. Cohen has used this method many times in cases of combatting sexual assault charges as well as contesting other criminal allegations brought forward by the prosecution.
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