A Pennsylvania man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl and drank her blood received a sentence of 10 years’ probation, the first two under house arrest.
Jonathan Ryan Davis, 22, was sentenced Thursday in Westmoreland County court after pleading guilty in November to statutory sexual assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors and disorderly conduct. Prosecutors had asked for a prison term longer than two years.
Police said Davis had sex with the girl in the stairwell of a church after both had been drinking in December 2014. Davis, the victim and two other girls drank blood from each other’s arms while playing a vampire role-playing game he learned online, according to investigators.
Davis led a “cult-like” group involving the three girls and several adults in the fall of 2014 in Vandergrift, northeast of Pittsburgh, according to court documents cited by WPXI-TV. Police said he drew blood from the girls’ wrists and made them his “bio-child” by licking the blood.
A juvenile court previously convicted Davis for impregnating a 12-year-old girl when he was 17 years old, Assistant District Attorney Chris Flanigan noted in court on Thursday. The probation he received in that case didn’t seem to teach him very much of a lesson, Flanigan said.
Defense lawyer Adam Gorzelesky countered that Davis had cooperated with police and showed good behavior since his arrest, including receiving counseling. Two psychologists said in court that more counseling while on probation could help Davis.
“I’m sorry for everything, all the pain and suffering I had everyone go through in this case,” Davis told Judge Richard McCormick Jr., according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
McCormick ruled for the probation on the grounds that it “will meet the requirements of punishment, rehabilitation and the protection of the community,” McCormick said.
The probation obligates Davis to register as a sex offender for 25 years. The terms also forbid him from making unsupervised contact with minors, viewing pornography, going online for recreational purposes, drinking or going to clubs and bars.