Davis indicted on sexual battery charge
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2013 | 1572 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A Bradley County grand jury has indicted Henry Keith Davis, 57, on one count of sexual battery after a Department of Children’s Services request for an investigation by Cleveland Police Department.

Davis was charged with sexual battery in July 2012 by Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

Davis is listed as the pastor of Church of the Harvest.

Polk detectives began an investigation last year 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 in a statement after Davis was charged.

“From the allegation in the indictment which is all we have seen at this time, it appears this additional accusation is made by the same person and essentially during the same time period as was the Polk County case which has been pending for several months,” said James Logan, Davis’ attorney.

Davis entered a not guilty plea in the Polk County case.

According to reports from Cleveland Police Department, detective Brian Pritchard opened the case Nov. 29, 2012, at the request of DCS.

His report stated the victim “disclosed” Davis had allegedly touched her inappropriately and has been in counseling since the Children’s Advocacy Center interviews.

During counseling, she revealed Cleveland was also a location where alleged sexual contact had occurred, the report stated.

Davis was released from the Bradley County Jail after posting a $50,000 bond.

Attempts to contact Davis and the church via telephone were unsuccessful.

Logan said Saturday that Davis will appear in Bradley County court on the new charge within two weeks.