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October 10, 2018 4:15 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations

VOLUSIA COUNTY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER CHARGED WITH MOLESTING 15-YEAR-OLD STUDENT

A substitute teacher who worked in several Volusia County schools was arrested Wednesday on a charge that he molested a student, and Volusia County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying any additional victims.

David Lee Davis, 62 (DOB 1/7/1956), of Port Orange, was arrested Wednesday afternoon, days after the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation into a report of Davis molesting a 15-year-old local high school student. A school resource deputy was notified of the allegations on Sept. 27.

Sheriff’s detectives determined Davis first met the victim in a previous school year, when the victim was a student in middle school.

The victim said the abuse happened between the months of April and September of this year. He said Davis had asked him to start coming over to his home, where he could help him with homework.

Davis is charged with lewd or lascivious battery on a victim under the age of 16. He was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he was set to be held without bond

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have information about additional victims to contact the VCSO Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.

Volusia County Schools provided the following list of schools where Davis worked as a substitute teacher:

Spruce Creek High
New Smyrna Beach High
Atlantic High
Seabreeze High
University High
Creekside Middle
Silver Sands Middle
Ormond Beach Middle
David C. Hinson Middle
New Smyrna Beach Middle

Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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