Idaho Man Sentenced After Exchanging Gifts for Sex with Teens
PAYETTE, Idaho (KTVB) -- A Payette man was convicted Friday of having a sexual relationship with two teenage boys he took into his home.
Thirty-one-year-old Jacob Steven Davis traded money, dirt bikes and cell phones for sex with the minors, who were both 15 when the abuse began. The victims met Davis, a convicted sex offender, while participating in a Future Farmers of America event at the business run by his family, Sav-On Lumber in Payette. Prosecutors say Davis became a father figure to the boys, eventually moving them and their mother into his home on in Payette.
According to testimony, Davis paid the majority of expenses for the teens and their mother. A jury found Davis guilty of two counts of lewd conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual battery of a minor and one count of possession of sexually exploitative material. He was also convicted of failing to register as a sex offender. The defendant was acquitted on six additional charges. Davis will face up to life in prison at sentencing. A hearing to decide whether he qualifies as a habitual offender is set for Tuesday.