A Shreveport man with a history of sex crimes was found guilty Tuesday, September 27, 2022, of having sexual relations with a juvenile teen 25 years his junior.
The five-woman, one-man jury in District Judge Chris Victory’s courtroom deliberated 25 minutes before finding Brandon Davenport, 41, of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Jurors heard testimony from six witnesses, including the victim and her father, as well as law officers, a Shreveport Police Sex Crimes Unit detective and a forensic expert from the Gingerbread House. The evidence showed that Davenport, who was 39 at the time of his crimes, had consensual sex multiple times with the 14-year-old girl when the two worked together at a local car dealership car wash. The victim’s father discovered inappropriate communication between his daughter and Davenport and learned that his daughter was pregnant. The father contacted authorities, who learned that Davenport and his victim had sex in vehicles and hiding spots around the business. Davenport was convicted in 2004 of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and was a registered sex offender.
Davenport will return to court October 18, 2022 for sentencing.
Assistant District Attorneys Brittany Arvie and Victoria Washington prosecuted Davenport. He was defended by Michael Enright and Dave Knadler.