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Cumberland County Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys

Posted December 20, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST
Updated October 16, 2015 6:37 p.m. EDT

Editor's Note: Sex charges against Jeffrey Scott Davis were voluntarily dismissed in Feb. 2001 after he pleaded guilty to crimes against nature.

A Cumberland County man is in jail, accused of luring teenage boys into his home for sex.

Jeffrey Scott Davis, 34, was arrested Thursday, charged with two counts of first-degree and two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He is in the Cumberland County Jail under a $300,000 bond.

Davis attracted the boys' attention while working as a disc jockey at private parties, police say.

They say that in at least two cases, Davis lured boys into his home, where he gave them drugs or alcohol. Police say he performed sexual acts with the boys, and they believe he took pictures of the children for publication on the Internet.

Neighbor Linda Carlisle says she noticed something strange about Davis.

"About a month after he moved in, he had quite a few teenagers coming in and out," she says.

"I think it's a very sick individual who would take young people and do these kinds of acts on them," says Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler. "Using drugs or alcohol to do it to them, I think, is very sick."

The sheriff's office worked with the Fayetteville Police Department to complete the arrest. City police arrested Davis earlier this month, charging him with third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He got out of jail on a $5,000 bond. Court records show dozens of prior arrests including drug charges and driving a car without insurance.

Butler hopes that other victims will come forward. So far, the sheriff's office has received about a dozen calls offering more information.