Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sex offender, 18, charged with abuse

An 18-year-old youth who was in court-ordered treatment for sexually abusing nearly 40 boys as a juvenile has been charged with abusing one of his roommates at a youth home in Marion.
Darrell K. Davis had been staying at the Anita Daniels Center. On Thursday, he was arrested and charged with abusing a 17-year-old boy who slept in the same room as him on Dec. 26, said Marion Police Lt. Steve Etzel.

During the investigation, officers found that Davis had attempted to assault a former roommate, another 17-year-old boy, in November, Etzel said.Davis has been a registered sex offender since 2004 and is rated at moderate to high risk to re-offend.

In an October 2007 review of whether to keep Davis on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry, Associate Juvenile Court District Judge Russell Keast wrote that the youth was doing "exceptionally well" in the Anita Daniels program. However, Keast ruled that Davis must remain on the registry "in light of the extent of victimization (Davis) caused."Davis is being held at the Linn County Jail on charges of third-degree sexual abuse and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse.

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