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Unregistered sex offender accused of striking again

By ERICA HALL

The Mirror

A Federal Way man suspected of molesting a 10-year-old boy was charged last Friday in King County Superior Court with one count of first-degree child molestation. Bail was set at $500,000.

Federal Way Police began looking for Myron D. Davis, 32, last week after the boy accused Davis of molesting him. Police learned David had a January warrant from the King County Sheriff Department for failing to register as a sex offender.

Officers found Davis at his girlfriend’s address, where he was apparently living with her and her children, and arrested him on the warrant, Federal Way Police spokeswoman Stacy Flores said.

While he was in jail for failing to register, detectives finished their investigation into the alleged molestation and forwarded charging recommendations to the county prosecuting attorney. The charges were formally filed Friday. Davis’ arraignment has been scheduled for Aug. 9.

The standard range of sentencing for first-degree child molestation is six to eight years in prison.

Davis volunteered for more than a year as a football coach with the Southwest Athletic Club in West Seattle, where he came into contact with the boy, according to charging papers. The boy told police he spent the night at Davis’ house –– at the address Davis allegedly failed to register, located in the 33400 block of 26th Avenue Southwest –– in April or May and woke up in the middle of the night with Davis fondling him. Davis denied any inappropriate contact with the boy.

He told police he didn’t return his background check form to the Southwest Athletic Club because he knew he wouldn’t be allowed to coach children with his record, according to authorities.

In 1995, Davis was convicted in California of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 after he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old boy whose family he had befriended. After his release from prison in 1998, Davis was classified as a Level 2 sex offender with a moderate risk to reoffend. He moved to Federal Way in 2000, where he registered in the 2400 block of South 315th Lane. He was evicted from that address in December 2003, police said.

Staff writer Erica Hall: 925-5565, ehall@fedwaymirror.com

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