Columbia University student Joel Davis, who founded the international organization “Youth to End Sexual Violence” was charged this week with child sex crimes.
22-year-old Davis, who claims that he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize at 19, was arrested this week on child sex crime charges. Before his arrest, Davis was a star student at Columbia University and the founder of the international organization “Youth to End Sexual Violence.” He even gave a TedX talk about the importance of ending sex crimes.
Between May and late June, Davis allegedly solicited sexual meetings with children as young as 2-years-old. Fortunately, children were never in harm’s way. Davis was actually exchanging text messages with undercover FBI agents. According to reports, Davis allegedly sent the agents photos of explicit photos of infants. He also reportedly told the agents that he was willing to have sex with children of any age.
Davis, a victim of child sex abuse himself, allegedly revealed to the undercover agents that he had engaged in an intimate sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy that he has met on the gay dating app Grindr. He came to the attention of federal agents after he allegedly solicited sex with children on a “fetish” website. Davis utilized the username “yngperv22.” In his first message to the undercover agents, Davis allegedly suggested that he was interested in a sexual relationship with the respondent’s children.
FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. accused Davis of unbridled hypocrisy. “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,” Sweeney Jr. said. “As if this wasn’t repulsive enough, Davis allegedly possessed and distributed utterly explicit images of innocent infants and toddlers being sexually abused by adults.”