Two Westminster men are charged with conspiracy to commit a sexual offense and related charges for allegedly encouraging a 14-year-old victim to perform a sexual act at a Manchester residence in May.
Michael Anthony Davis, 19, of the 400 block of Baldwin Park Drive, and Desmond Njemseh Acha, 19, of the 100 block of Wyndtryst Drive, were both charged with fourth-degree sexual offense, sexual contact; fourth-degree sexual offense, sex act with a 14- or 15-year-old; and conspiracy to commit those crimes, according to charging documents.
Davis is additionally charged with contributing to a condition rendering a child in need of supervision, according to the documents.
Davis was released from the Carroll County Detention Center Tuesday after posting $75,000 bond, according to electronic court files. Acha was released Wednesday after posting $5,000 bond.
On May 3, police responded to a report of a sexual assault of a minor several hours after the incident, according to the documents. The alleged victim was transported to the Carroll Hospital Center and a member of the Carroll County Advocacy and Investigation Center was contacted.
The alleged victim told the CCAIC investigator that she was at a Manchester residence May 2 with friends where she met and spoke with Davis, according to the documents. Davis allegedly encouraged the victim to consume alcohol and was allegedly informed that she was 14 years old.
Later in the evening, the alleged victim said that she and Davis kissed and he asked her to perform a sexual act, which she initially refused to do before acquiescing, according to the documents. Acha then approached and allegedly asked to be included.
The alleged victim said that a friend observed what was happening and began yelling, causing Davis and Acha to flee, according to the documents. The friend, also a juvenile, confirmed this with the CCAIC investigator.
Davis told the investigator that the alleged victim initiated the sexual act, according to the documents. Both defendants, when interviewed, denied knowledge of the alleged victim's age.