Girls basketball coach at St. Charles parish accused of possessing child porn

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 6 at 4:33 PM

(KMOV) – A girls basketball coach at a St. Charles parish is accused of being in possession of child pornography.

Lee Howard Davis was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and first-degree promoting child pornography.

St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar said Davis coached 5th- and -6th graders at Sts. Joachim and Ann School in the 4112 block of McClay Rd.

According to court documents, America Online reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Oct. 17 that Davis had emailed himself sexual images of children. The agency then gave the information to the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children.

Authorities executed a search warrant at Davis’ house on Nov. 1 and found 134 images of child porn between his Dell computer and a USB thumb drive.

Lohmar said they had no information any children Davis coached were victimized.

His bond was set at $50,000 cash only and he’s no longer allowed to have contact with children younger than 17.

Records show Davis has no prior criminal history.

Sts. Joachim & Ann Parish released a statement on the incident below: 

"On June 4, 2013, Mr. Lee Davis, former Athletic Association treasurer and girls’ basketball coach at St. Joachim & Ann Parish in St. Charles, was charged with possession of child pornography.

An investigation of Mr. Davis began approximately six months ago at which point he voluntarily resigned from all coaching and volunteer duties at the parish immediately. Since that time, every reasonable effort has been made to assure Mr. Davis’s presence at school related or athletic activities has involved no time alone with any children other than his own.

No parish or school computers were used in any of this alleged activity by Mr. Davis.

 The Archdiocese of St. Louis encourages all persons with reports of misconduct with a minor involving a member of the clergy or other church personnel to contact Deacon Phil Hengen, Director of Child and Youth Protection, at 314.792.7704 or the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 800.392.3738 or law enforcement officials."



 

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