Monday, February 20, 2012

Arkansas Pastor arrested on four counts of raping fourteen year old girl

CROSS COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Cross County sheriff's deputies say they have arrested James Edward Davis, pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church, for four counts of raping a minor.

According to police, Davis was arrested after the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children's Division was notified of him raping a 14-year-old girl.

Police say the juvenile revealed that Davis had raped her at least four times since 2010, and that he took her down a back road onto a bridge behind a vacant house for sex.

Family members of the victim said she is now pregnant.

Davis will appear in court March 8.

Officers say the girl's mother is currently in jail, and that Davis is also the mother's ex-boyfriend.

Brandi Hunter will have the latest details of the investigation tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

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