WILKES-BARRE ‚?? A Plains Township teen was arraigned in county court Friday on charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl and on separate charges that he sent sexually explicit photos to the cellphone of another 12-year-old girl.
David Davis Jr., 19, of Wyoming Street, was arraigned on charges of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, two counts of corruption of minors, child pornography, two counts of dissemination of explicit sexual material to a minor and unlawful contact with a minor.
Davis entered a not-guilty plea via video from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility where he is held on $100,000 bail. Davis will next be scheduled for a pre-trial conference before a county judge.
Davis is represented by attorney Ferris Webby.
According to court papers in the case involving the alleged rape, the mother of the girl reported that her daughter had been raped by an acquaintance, Davis, near the Solomon/Plains School in Plains Township sometime before June 14.
The girl said Davis asked her to go into the woods where he partied with his friends and that once there, Davis hugged her and touched her inappropriately, according to police.
Court papers say he then raped the girl, ignoring her requests to stop.
The girl said shortly after the incident Davis began sending her text message photos of himself nude, but that she deleted them and severed communication with Davis, according to the criminal complaint.
In the other case, police said on June 12 they learned that a sexually explicit picture was sent to a 12-year-old girl‚??s cellphone.
Court papers indicate the incidents involved two separate girls.
The girl told police she would hang out with friends at a playground on Wyoming Street, where she met ‚??Davey,‚?Ě identified as Davis, who lives near the park.
She said Davis became friendly with other people hanging out at the playground and the two exchanged phone numbers, according to court papers.