URBANA — A Champaign man has been criminally charged with sexually molesting a teenage girl.
Manson Davis, 32, who listed an address in the 3300 block of Kimberly Drive, was arraigned Friday on three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, alleging three different acts with a teenage girl from Champaign that happened on March 22 and 31 at his home and hers.
Assistant State's Attorney Scott Bennett said Davis is acquainted with the alleged victim's mother.
Bennett said the mother allowed Davis to watch her children when she was not there. On March 31, the mother returned home to find him in a bedroom with her daughter and noted that the two of them jumped apart when she entered.
Noting that her daughter was acting inappropriately around Davis, the woman looked at her daughter's cellphone and found several contacts between them using fake names.
She confronted her daughter, who admitted that there had been at least two occasions — once at Davis' home and another time at their home — when they had engaged in inappropriate touching of a sexual nature. The girl also told her mother that Davis had asked her to take sexually suggestive pictures of herself and send them to his cellphone, which the girl reportedly did.
The girl's mother reported the information to Champaign police April 2. Davis was arrested Thursday.
Bennett said Davis, who has no record, admitted he knew the girl's age but denied any inappropriate contact.
If convicted of the felony counts, Davis faces penalties ranging from probation to three to seven years in prison.
Judge Richard Klaus set his bond at $75,000 and told him to be back in court May 14.