Verdict reached in Davis’ child molestation case
ER After a week of deliberation, the 12-person jury found assistant Boy Scouts leader Matthew Christopher Davis guilty on three-of-the 10 charges he faced... “I’m just glad it ended with a result that resembles justice,” (prosecutor Arnie) Klein said...
He faces an approximate maximum sentence of 10 years and eight months in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender with law enforcement agencies wherever he resides, Deputy District Attorney Arnie Klein said.
An unrelated charge will be brought before Judge Bruce Watson on April 2. Davis is accused of stealing a computer from a business he worked for. The computer was seized when Davis was arrested. A date for Davis’ sentencing hearing will be scheduled on April 2 as well.
related: Gag order requested in child molestation case 4/13/07
...Davis, 23, of Eureka, has pleaded not guilty to six counts of child molestation with a child under the age of 14, second-degree burglary and possession of stolen property.
...he could face a maximum penalty of 36 years in prison, Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Schwartz has said...
◼ The Notebook of Alternate Juror No. 4: What it's like to sit in judgment of an alleged child molester - Judy Hodgson/The Journal