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Attorney General’s Office Successfully Commits Two Kansas City-Area Sexually Violent Predators

Jan 28, 2020, 17:41 PM by AG Schmitt
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has successfully committed two sexually violent predators. Timmy Powell, 59, of Jackson County, and Jerry Davis, 62, of Buchanan County were both committed as sexually violent predators in the past two weeks.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has successfully committed two sexually violent predators. Timmy Powell, 59, of Jackson County, and Jerry Davis, 62, of Buchanan County were both committed as sexually violent predators in the past two weeks.

On January 16, 2020, a Buchanan County jury found Jerry Davis, 62, to be a sexually violent predator. The Honorable David Bolander signed an order committing Davis to the custody of the Department of Mental Health for treatment until such time he is safe to be at large. The Missouri Department of Mental Health found that Davis suffers from a mental disorder causing an attraction to prepubescent children.
 
In 1994, he received a conviction for attempted sexual battery against a 9-year-old girl in the state of Florida. After his release from prison in Florida, he returned to Missouri and was convicted of possession of child pornography in the Circuit Court of Buchanan County in 2014. Davis eventually admitted to molesting an additional 7 children victims. 
 
The case was handled by Assistant Attorneys General Katharine Dolin and Jennifer Coffin with assistance from Paralegal Rebecca Sullivan and Investigator Carla Ramshead.
 
Additionally, on January 23, 2020, a Jackson County jury found Timmy Powell, 59, to be a sexually violent predator. The Honorable Mark Styles signed an order committing Powell to the custody of the Department of Mental Health for treatment until such time he is safe to be at large. The Missouri Department of Mental Health found that Powell suffers from a mental disorder causing an attraction to prepubescent female children.

In 2002, he was found guilty of molesting two girls who were between seven and ten years old. Powell was released from prison in 2009, and in 2011 he sexually abused two girls who were ages four and seven. He was then found guilty of attempted statutory sodomy, and sent back to prison on a ten year sentence. Powell has admitted to the sexual abuse of five additional girls, all under the age of twelve, and records indicate a continuing sexual desire for female children.

The case was handled by Assistant Attorneys General Greg Goodwin and Michael Hayes, with assistance from Paralegal Rebecca Sullivan and Investigator Carla Ramshead.


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