Conway man sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault of a child


    Leslie Leroy Davis (Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office)

    A Conway man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl, according to Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

    Leslie Leroy Davis, 49, was convicted of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to Leigh Andrew, an assistant solicitor who along with Mary-Ellen Walter, a senior assistant solicitor, prosecuted the case for the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

    The Honorable Circuit Court Judge Benjamin H. Culbertson presided over the case and sentenced Davis to serve 30 years in prison, the release states. He is not eligible for parole and will serve his entire sentence.

    Davis' trial began Monday and continued throughout the week with testimony and evidence presentation. The victim, who is now 11, testified against Davis, who is already a registered sex offender. He was previously convicted and sentenced in New York back in 1986 for an unrelated rape of a child, according to the release.

    “Convictions like this are especially meaningful because they give justice to a child victim of rape and protect other children from sexual predators.” Andrew said. “We are grateful to the Horry County Police Department and SLED for their assistance in the prosecution of this case.”

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