The center-aged “boyfriend” of former lacking teen Alicia Navarro pleaded not responsible in Montana court docket Monday to prices he saved sick intercourse pictures of youngsters — together with some youthful than 5 — on his telephone.
Edmund Davis, 36, entered the not responsible plea to 2 felony little one intercourse abuse raps earlier than being returned to custody, the place he’s being held on $1 million bail.
Balding and bearded, Davis appeared earlier than the court docket in an orange jail jumpsuit along with his fingers cuffed in entrance of him.
His public defender informed the court docket he could be motioning for a bail discount for his shopper.
Davis was arrested in October after police searched his condominium following the resurfacing of Navarro. The lady, now 18, had vanished from her Arizona house 4 years in the past however appeared at a police station in Havre, Mont., this previous July and requested to be taken off lacking individuals lists.
Shortly after it turned clear she had been dwelling with Davis, allegedly as his girlfriend, police searched his condominium and seized his cellphones, the place prosecutors from the Montana Lawyer Basic’s Workplace stated they found proof of kid intercourse abuse.
As police initially arrived on the house to execute their search warrant, it was Navarro who answered the door — and was allegedly noticed making an attempt to cover a cellphone in a trash can.
“Dozens of pictures of suspected little one intercourse abuse materials have been positioned on the system, confirmed to belong to Davis,” the legal professional normal’s workplace later stated in a launch.
“Following their protocols, Glendale Police chosen ten pictures from these discovered and introduced them to medical consultants. … The overview decided the people depicted to be underneath the age of 13, with two pictures of youngsters underneath the age of 5,” the discharge and charging paperwork alleged.
Searches of Davis’ different gadgets discovered they “contained pictures of infants and toddlers and different computer-generated or animated content material exhibiting youngsters being sexualized,” authorities stated.
Navarro had been dwelling with Davis for at the least a yr, locals informed The Put up earlier than his child-sex-abuse arrest, with one former colleague from his gig at Walmart explaining he informed folks she was his niece.
“They have been utilizing the quilt … about it being his niece,” the colleague stated.
Navarro has since been reunited along with her mom, Jessica Nunez, who launched a video telling mother and father of different lacking youngsters that “miracles do occur.”
Navarro had left behind a word for her mom when she vanished shortly earlier than her fifteenth birthday in 2019, main police to imagine she “willfully left her house.” Davis has not been charged in her disappearance.
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