By Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A convicted rapist accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl, sexting her on Facebook Messenger, and failing to register as a sex offender in Stillwater remains jailed on $30,000 bail pending his arraignment before a Payne County judge this afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman told KUSH.

Due to his criminal record, Courtland O’Neill Davis, 37, who got out of prison two years ago, could be given as much as three life sentences if convicted of all charges.

Stillwater Police Detective Inspector Greg Miller alleged in an affidavit that in early March a woman found messages on a phone between Davis and a 14-year-old girl.

The woman showed screenshots of the sexually-oriented messages to another person, who contacted Stillwater police, the affidavit alleged.

An examination of the girl’s phone showed that all but one message between Davis and the girl was deleted and unrecoverable, the affidavit alleged.

When the girl was interviewed at the Saville Center in Stillwater, she said at the time she was living at a Stillwater residence where Davis was staying, the affidavit alleged.

The girl said that she was watching Netflix on her phone when Davis laid down on her bed and touched her, the affidavit alleged. She said that she moved and tried to ignore Davis, who left the room, the affidavit alleged.

Davis was arrested on March 29 after the state Department of Human Services was advised that possibly a convicted sex offender was at the residence occupied by children, Stillwater Police Officer Kerry Bell wrote in an affidavit.

Davis was upstairs in the residence and a child was sleeping upstairs, the affidavit alleged.

Davis came out of a bedroom — claiming he had just arrived at the residence and taken a shower, the affidavit alleged.

“Davis made a plea to me to listen to him and claimed he has known me from long ago,” before asking his name, the officer alleged in his affidavit.

“I informed him that there were kids at this residence and asked if he knew whether or not he should be here too. He said he could be here,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.

“I told Davis he was under arrest for failure to register as a sex offender,” the Stillwater officer wrote in his affidavit.

“I escorted Davis from the residence. He protested. He demanded that I give him a break several times. He claimed that we were friends and that I did not have to do this. He was transported by me to the city jail,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.

“While enroute, Davis started trying to tell me about his sex offenses and why he was at the residence. I stopped him and advised of the Miranda warning. I advised him he should remain silent; however, he continued to protest and tried to convince me of why he would not come out of the bedroom after we had made several requests,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

According to court records and the state Department of Corrections, Davis had been convicted of rape by instrumentation in Payne County in 2013, for which he was originally given a one-year jail term followed by four years of probation that was revoked in 2015 to a four-year prison term of which he served about one and one-half years before he was released in February of 2017.

Davis was also convicted in Payne County of two separate charges of violating the Sex Offender Registration Act in 2017, for which he was given in 2018 two concurrent six-month jail terms followed by four and one-half years of probation.

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