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Man Gets 5.5 to 15 Years for Beating, Sexually Assaulting Girlfriend

May 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Megan K. Stricker, 215.348.6576, mkstricker@buckscounty.org

Timothy Davis
      Timothy Davis

A Bensalem man who beat his girlfriend unconscious before sexually assaulting her at a motel last summer was sentenced today to serve five and one half to 15 years in state prison.

Timothy Deshan Davis, 47, of the 3100 block of Knights Road, was convicted by a jury Jan. 9 of crimes including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated assault, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault after a four-day trial in Bucks County Common Pleas Court.

Despite the conviction, Davis continued to proclaim his innocence in a rambling allocution that meandered from Old Testament religious law to faith-healing to his own sexual habits, saying he was guilty of “living in the flesh” and nothing more.

“You know that I’m 100 percent innocent. I know you know it,” Davis told Judge Rea B. Boylan. “What I’m asking you for is righteous judgment.”

Boylan, noting that a jury had convicted him of “a serious and violent offense,” dispatched Davis to state prison and ordered him to undergo domestic-violence and sex-offender treatment.

The assaults occurred at the Best Western hotel at 3499 Street Road, where the victim and Davis were renting a room the first weekend of June 2017.

Bensalem police were called at about 6:30 a.m. June 5 when the victim entered Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital in Bensalem, saying she had been beaten and raped.

The woman told investigators that she and Davis had gotten into a poolside argument the night before, and that he had slammed her head on the ground, knocking her unconscious. When she regained consciousness, she said, she was back in their room and Davis was raping her, refusing to stop despite her pleas.

Investigators said the victim’s face was red and swollen, and that she had bruises on her head and body.

Davis denied at trial that he had assaulted the woman, his lawyer arguing that Davis stopped having sexual contact with her when she told him to.

Assistant District Attorney Megan K. Stricker successfully argued to the contrary, telling the jury that Davis’ violence was the result of his need to control others.

The victim attended the sentencing, but did not speak. She submitted a written statement to Boylan in which she said that she still has trouble sleeping, has nightmares and remains fearful of Davis and his family.

“All I want is justice to be served, and to know that he was not going to get away with this,” she wrote. “He seems to think that he can do anything to a woman and that it is okay. He mentally and physically abused me … I feel lucky that I survived those moments.”

Senior Deputy Public Defender Kenneth B. Hone, assigned to the case after Davis fired his trial attorney, called several friends and family members to testify. All either questioned Davis’ guilt or deemed the assault an aberration, saying they had never known him to be threatening or violent, only stubborn.

But when cross-examined by Stricker, the witnesses acknowledged that they had neither attended Davis’ trial nor seen the evidence presented against him.

In addition to the prison time, Boylan ordered Davis to pay $1,000 in restitution to the Victims Compensation Assistance Program.

The case was investigated by the Bensalem Township Police Department.

 

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Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6344 
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