WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 38-year-old former track coach in Mount Vernon has been found guilty of raping a teenager who was under his care over the span of three years.
On Wednesday, acting Westchester County District Attorney James McCarty announced that Samuel Davis has been convicted on seven counts of rape, two counts of criminal sexual act and one count of sexual abuse - all violent felonies - on top of other charges, for the repeated and long-term sexual abuse of a child he coached between 2012 and 2015.
According to McCarty, the Mount Vernon Police Department became aware of the abuse in April last year, when word of the sexual relationship spread amongst the team, prompting her to alert relatives of the ongoing abuse.
When word spread to the police, they launched a joint investigation with the Westchester County District Attorney’s office and the County Child Advocacy Center. The investigation would reveal that Davis served as a volunteer track coach of his victim’s team at her school in the Bronx.
Davis has been remanded to Westchester County Jail and is being held without bail. He faces a maximum of 36 years in prison. He is due to be sentenced on Tuesday, Aug. 16.