James Edward Davis, 56, senenced to 1,268 years of hard labor

By EverythingCenla staff

James Edward Davis, 52, 1738 Birkland Dr., Pineville, was sentenced to 1,268 years of hard labor for sex-related crimes that occurred between August 2006 and August 2009, according to the Rapides Parish Clerk of Court criminal records

A grand jury indicted Davis in 2009 on two counts of aggravated incest and 24 counts of pornography with juveniles. In January, Davis pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

However, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, before Ninth Judicial District Judge Thomas Yeager Davis changed his plea to guilty to two counts of forcible rape, two counts of aggravated incest and 10 counts of pornography involving juveniles. Two charges of molestation of juveniles were dropped, along with 15 charges of pornography involving juveniles.

The first 25 years of Davis sentenced are to be served without benefits of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

Rapides Parish Assistant District Attorney Monique Metoyer  was the prosecuting attorney, while attorney Allen Smith represented Davis.

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