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Black Collar Crime: Church of Christ Preacher Robert Davis Convicted of Sex Crimes

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Robert Davis, pastor of Henrietta Church of Christ in Henrietta, Texas and a teacher at Wichita Christian School in Wichita Falls, Texas, was convicted Monday on one count of sexual abuse of a child younger than fourteen.

The Times Record News reports:

A former Henrietta pastor and teacher accepted a plea bargain and pleaded guilty Monday to child sex abuse in the 97th District Court.

Robert Todd Davis, 51, was sentenced to eight years deferred adjudication after his plea on one count of sexual abuse of a child younger than 14.

The 97th District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday morning that the Davis case was closed and he had accepted the plea offer, which includes registering as a sex offender for 10 years.

A jury trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday but Davis accepted the deal Monday before the trial started.

Davis turned himself in to the Archer County Jail in May 2016, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. His bail was set at $250,000 and he was released on bond the same day he turned himself in.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said they began an investigation on Davis after an outcry from the victim. The investigation was turned over to the D.A.’s office in February 2016.

The incidents charged in the indictment against Davis happened between May 2009 and May 2013. The allegations included one act of sexual penetration and two acts of indecency with a child.

Davis was employed at Henrietta Junior High School as a science teacher but left the school in 2011.

He was also employed with Wichita Christian School as a high school Bible teacher and was one of their cross-country coaches. The school confirmed he was no longer employed there in 2016, according to a previous Times Record News article.

Davis was a pastor at the Henrietta Church of Christ prior to the warrant in 2016. The church’s website no longer lists him as a minister or pastor.

Bruce Gerencser