Jury selected in Bowie County for 21-year-old accused of sexual misconduct

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A jury was chosen Tuesday at the Bowie County courthouse in New Boston, Texas, to decide if a 21-year-old man accused of sexual misconduct with a young girl is guilty.

Strodney Davis allegedly touched a 6-year-old female relative inappropriately in June 2013, according to an indictment handed down by a Bowie County grand jury in mid-2014. Davis allegedly touched the girl while in other jurisdictions that year as well, court records state.

A jury of four men and eight women was selected to decide the case Tuesday before 202nd District Judge Leon Pesek Jr. The Bowie County Public Defenders Office is representing Davis. First Assistant District Attorney Michael Shepherd and Assistant District Attorney Kate Carter are prosecuting.

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If convicted of indecency with a child by contact, Davis faces two to 20 years in prison. However, if sentenced to 10 or fewer years, he could be eligible for probation if recommended by the jury.

Opening statements and testimony are scheduled to begin Wednesday morning at the Bowie County courthouse. Davis is presently free on a $40,000 bond.

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