Justin Lee Davison
Santa Barbara County – The laws regarding sexual contact between adults and minors are quite specific, universally known, with penalties for their infraction widely regarded as particularly rigorous. One would think that any adult male, therefore, would have those laws in mind when comporting himself around children of any age, and in particular in proximity to nubile teenage females.
Apparently, however, Justin Lee Davison, a 36-year-old resident of northern Santa Barbara County’s Mission Hills community, disregarded both social convention and the law itself when he had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl. According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover’s report to the media, Davidson’s victim is the daughter of “a family friend,” and Davidson alleged to have had sexual intercourse with her “on at least two occasions at his residence.”
When Davidson was contacted on November 10th at his Mission Hills home, detectives determined there was sufficient evidence of the crime to warrant his immediate arrest. He was taken into custody at that time and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where he was booked on charges of sexual intercourse with a minor 14 years or older with a ten-year age difference, unlawful sexual intercourse with a suspect over 21 and victim under 16, and communication with a minor for the purpose of having sexual intercourse. Davidson’s bail was set at $500,000.
According to Hoover, the SBSD requests any member of the public with additional information regarding the activities of Davidson or of “any potential additional victims” to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (805) 681-4150.
Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking