Men sentenced on child molesting, theft and confinement
Two men are facing prison terms: one for child molesting and the other for theft and criminal confinement.
Curtis L. Williams was sentenced Tuesday to a total of 114.5 years for multiple counts of Child Molesting. A jury convicted Williams after an October trial for repeatedly molesting a child victim between December, 2016 and July, 2018. Williams had been on the sex and violent offender registry for a prior conviction for criminal confinement of a child. He also was recently charged with felony Possession of a Handgun.
During the sentencing hearing, the mother of the child victim addressed Williams and spoke emotionally about the trauma that he inflicted on the child. Allen Superior Judge Frances Gull sentenced Williams to the maximum allowed for the crimes for which Williams was convicted, citing his criminal history and the nature of the offenses. Williams will serve 85 percent of his sentence because of the charges and the age of the victim.
Deputy Prosecutors Tesa Helge and Tom Chaille prosecuted the case on behalf of the Allen County Prosecutor’s office. “It’s due to the courage of the victim, the efforts of law enforcement, and the multi-disciplinary team that works child victim cases in Allen County, that this offender was held accountable,” said Helge.
Mickey D. Davis, meanwhile, was sentenced Friday to a total of eighteen years on two felony cases. In the first case, jurors convicted Davis of theft on Sept. 25, and Judge Wendy Davis sentenced him to two years in that case.
In the second case, a jury found Davis guilty of criminal confinement resulting in serious bodily injury and related charges on Oct. 22. Judge David Zent sentenced him to 16 years in prison and ordered the cases to run consecutively.
Zent found Davis’ lengthy criminal history to be an aggravating circumstance. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tasha Lee noted that the victim in the criminal confinement case was reluctant to testify. “This case shows that even if a victim is frightened or reluctant, we can still pursue justice for them,” Lee said. Lee and Ashley Fifield prosecuted the confinement case and Lee and Jeremy Herring handled the theft case for the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.