By DON O'BRIEN
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
A Pleasant Hill man pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Wednesday in exchange for a sentencing cap.
Darryl J. Davis, 25, will face a sentencing cap of four years in the Department of Corrections when he is sentenced by Judge William Mays on April 10. Davis is eligible for parole. If the Probation Department recommends parole for Davis, the Adams County State's Attorney's office will recommend parole as well.
The Class 2 felony that Davis pleaded guilty to carries a sentence of between three and seven years in the DOC and a period of two years of mandatory supervised release upon completion of any prison sentence.
According to First Assistant State's Attorney Gary Farha, Davis admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Quincy girl. The girl reported to her mother that she and Davis were having a sexual relationship. Through text messages with the girl's mother, Davis said that he didn't force the girl to have sex with him. Davis lived with the family at their residence on Quincy's north side.
Chief Public Defender Holly Henze, who is Davis' lawyer, noted to Mays that the girl refused a sexual assault kit and examination.
Court records in Adams County and Pike County show that outside of traffic offenses, Davis has little previous criminal history.