Report: Anti-Rape Organization Chairman Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

Report: Anti-Rape Organization Chairman Arrested for Child Sex Abuse
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22-year-old Joel Davis of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict faces monstrous charges of child sexual abuse.

On Tuesday, June 26, the head of the rape prevention organization was arrested. Davis is accused of soliciting an undercover agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for child pornography and trying to arrange for sexual encounters between himself and children as young as two years old.

Davis allegedly exchanged text messages with FBI agents for weeks earlier this year. He told the agents he was sexually interested in children of any age and sought content that included explicit footage of infants and toddlers — up to and including those engaging in sex acts with adults.

Davis then allegedly attempted to arrange an encounter with one agent’s nine-year-old daughter and another’s fabricated two-year-old. In the messages, he even detailed the sexual activities in which he wanted to engage. He also repeatedly asked the agents to take sexually explicit pictures of the children to send to him.

After his arrest, Davis confessed to keeping child pornography on his phone and abusing a 13-year-old boy. In a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, Davis was formally charged with enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, and receipt and distribution of child pornography.

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said: “Having started an organization that pushed for the end of sexual violence, Davis displayed the highest degree of hypocrisy by his alleged attempts to sexually exploit multiple minors.”

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman called Davis’s conduct “as unfathomable as it is sickening” but assured the public that “as this case demonstrates, law enforcement will keep its watchful eye on the darkest corners of the internet to bring predators to justice.”

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