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Borger man pleads guilty to sexual assault

June 20, 2012

A Borger man has pled guilty to sexual assault of a child.
On Tuesday, June 19, Judge William D. Smith, 84th District Judge, sentenced Shannon Doyle Davis, 41, of Borger, to 28 years and 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on two charges.
On Tuesday, Davis pled guilty to one count of sexual assault of a child and one count of prohibited sexual conduct, according to Franklin McDonough, Assistant District Attorney for the 84th District.
The sexual assault of a child charge, for which Davis received 28 years, was a second-degree felony enhanced to a first-degree felony by a prior conviction. The prohibited sexual conduct, for which Davis received 10 years, was a third degree felony.
McDonough prosecuted the case on behalf of the State. Borger attorney Curt Brancheau represented Davis.
As part of the plea agreement, Davis waived his right to have his case tried before a jury, and he waived his right to appeal these cases. The second degree felony offense-enhanced has a penalty range from five years to 99 years, or life, in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and up to $10,000 fine.
The third degree felony has a penalty range from two years to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and up to a $10,000 fine. Davis was convicted in 1996 for indecency with a child.
The victim and family members were present for the plea hearing on June 19, 2012. Following sentencing, the victim read a statement describing the impact this crime has had.

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