Davis, who was represented in court by Cleveland attorney Ken Miller, was charged with sexual battery following his indictment by a Polk County grand jury.
Miller represented Davis in the absence of James Logan who was not available for the court appearance.
Davis, 57, was taken into custody Friday, then released on $10,000 bond later that day, according to officials.
Polk detectives began an investigation after allegations surfaced that Davis had inappropriate sexual contact with a girl under the age of 16 while on a youth mission trip to the Parksville Lake area of Polk County, Polk detective Brian Fields said.
Davis is the pastor of Church of the Harvest which is located on Adkisson Drive in Cleveland.
“We have received paperwork regarding the allegation and after review, entered a not guilty plea to the court,” Logan said Monday afternoon during a telephone interview.
Assistant District Attorney General Drew Robinson filed a motion with the court Monday to impose additional bond conditions based on Davis’ guilty plea from an assault charge in Hamilton County 10 years ago.
According to the motion, “As part of the sentencing of the defendant, (Davis) was to have no unsupervised contact with any female under the age of 18 years with the exception of his immediate family. The current matter before the court involves a female under age 18.”
The motion asks for the condition to be placed “under the additional restriction as formerly pronounced at sentencing in the Criminal Court in Hamilton County.”
“We intend to resist this motion filed by the state,” Logan said today.
An assignment or plea date has been set for Nov. 5, before Judge Carroll Ross.