AUSTINTOWN Man awaiting trial indicted in girl's rape
By IAN HILL
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER
AUSTINTOWN -- A Fountain Square Drive man has been indicted on charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl while awaiting trial on an earlier rape charge.
Enrico Davis, 29, was indicted last week on three counts of rape and one count of aggravated burglary by a Mahoning County grand jury. Police say Davis broke into his neighbor's house on July 15, raped a 12-year-old girl, and then fell asleep in her mother's bed.
He will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
Davis had been on house arrest until early July as part of his bond for a 1998 rape charge. The trial for that rape charge is set to start at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in common pleas court.
Judge Robert Lisotto of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court released Davis from house arrest after his lawyer said he had a full-time job. Davis worked as an assistant manager at a shoe store in Southern Park Mall.
A county prosecutor did not oppose imposing or ending the house arrest.
The prosecutor filed a motion to revoke Davis' bond after he was arrested July 15. The motion says the prosecutor feels that Davis poses a "serious physical danger to the community" as shown by his arrest.
Prior arrest: Police say that in 1998 Davis forced a 10-year-old female he knew to perform sex acts on him several times over a three-month period. A Mahoning County grand jury indicted Davis on a rape charge Feb. 18, 1999. The indictment was unsealed Feb. 23, 1999, and a trial was set for Oct. 10, 2000.
Davis did not appear in court that day, however, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested in St. Louis in December 2000 and extradited to Ohio.
Judge Lisotto later placed Davis on house arrest March 13. He was released from house arrest July 5.
Police say that early on July 15, Davis entered his neighbor's apartment by breaking a ground-level window. A 12-year-old girl in the apartment with a baby-sitter called her grandmother and said Davis had fallen asleep in a bed. The grandmother summoned police.