Platte County man faces life in prison on sodomy and domestic assault charges

| July 6, 2018
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(Platte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office)

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo.- A Platte County man faces up to life in prison for sexually assaulting an intoxicated man and then committing a domestic assault against another man.

According to a release from the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney, Eric Zahnd, on July 3, Gregorio Davis, 25, was found guilty in Platte County Circuit Court on charges of first degree sodomy and fourth degree domestic assault after a two-day bench trial.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene of the crime in the early morning hours of July 29, 2017. While investigating the domestic assault, officers learned that one of the men at scene had been sexually assaulted while he was either unconscious of nearly unconscious. Davis initially denied any sexual contact with the victim, explaining, “He was of no use. He was unconscious.” Davis also said the victim “was too wasted” to engage in sex. Later, Davis admitted to having sex with the victim while the victim was “kind of responsive.”  In a call from the Platte County Jail, Davis described the victim as “kind of conscious” during the assault.

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said, “It is both immoral and illegal to violate a person while they are barely conscious due to alcohol.  Unfortunately, in too many cases like this one, some blame the victim for drinking or wonder why the victim didn’t fight back harder.  Fortunately, Judge Eckold saw this conduct for what it is—a serious sexual assault.”

Davis then physically assaulted another man by striking him repeatedly and causing him to bleed from the head. Deputies found the interior of the house in disarray consistent with an altercation. Davis admitted that he struck the other man first.

A sentencing date has been scheduled for August 24, 2018, in Platte County Circuit Court.

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