Three men charged in social media solicitation of teenage girl
BY KEITH EPPS / THE FREE LANCE–STAR
A convicted sex offender and his brother were arrested Thursday after a 15-year-old girl was found in their southern Stafford County residence.
Donnell Raymond Davis, 38, and Damon Lamont Davis, 31, are charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor and using a computer device to solicit a minor. A third man is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the case.
According to an affidavit for a search warrant filed in Stafford Circuit Court, the investigation began early Thursday when the girl’s mother realized that her daughter was not in her room in the Kings Mill community in Fredericksburg. She called city police.
Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said police examined the girl’s mobile device and learned that she had been communicating with a male on a social media website and had agreed to meet up with him. According to the affidavit, the man went by the name “Tru Grimm.”
The man, who had also transmitted pictures of his genitals, told the girl he would pick her up in a gold Nissan Altima.
With the assistance of state and federal authorities, police determined that “Tru Grimm” had been communicating from a house in Grafton Village in Stafford.
Police got a search warrant and on Thursday evening went into the home, where an Altima is registered to another family member.
The girl was found unharmed and three adult males in the residence were taken into custody.
Damon Davis and 36-year-old Jermaine Spires are both charged in Fredericksburg with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. They are accused of picking the girl up after she sneaked out of her home and taking her to Stafford.
Donnell Davis is already on the state police sex offender registry. He was convicted in Stafford Circuit Court on Feb. 21, 2007, of using an electronic device to solicit a minor and pandering. He received a total of 10 years in prison with all but three years suspended in that case.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404