There was good news and bad news from the jury today for Kathia Maria Davis, the Laguna Hills hockey mom accused of sexing up two of her son's teen teammates.
The good news for her is the jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges she performed lewd acts on a 13-year-old boy and contributed to his and another boy's delinquency.
And now the bad news . . .
The 45-year-old divorcee was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy and plying him and her teen daughter with alcohol.
Worse, Davis could get up to five years in state prison and have to register as a sex offender, which would bar her from joining her children and possible future grandchildren in Orange County parks and recreational areas that have established child safety zones banning pervs.
And the hits keep coming: the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) announced its intention today to re-try Davis on the counts that deadlocked the jury. A new hearing is scheduled Nov. 15.
Once between April 30, 2005, and April 29, 2006, Davis allegedly let her son and the first boy, both 13 at the time, drink alcohol in her home during a sleepover. The OCDA claims that after the brother and sister fell asleep, Davis kissed and gave a hand job to the visitor.
But the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the four felony counts
of lewd acts on a child under 14, one misdemeanor count
of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a
sentencing enhancement allegation for substantial sexual conduct with a
child for that encounter.
The jury did agree Davis had unlawful sexual intercourse with the 16-year-old boy in her bedroom during four visits between July 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011, and that she encouraged him and her teen daughter to drink at a party in her house. Like the 13-year-old, the 16-year-old was a teammate on Davis' son's Beach City Lightning youth hockey team.
It was after the older teen told his mother about the incidents that the Orange County Sherriff's
Department was contacted, an investigation was launched and Davis was arrested.
At trial, she denied the charges.
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before "graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.