By Betsy Scheinbart
A South Jamaica man was convicted last week of raping a 9-year-old girl whom he lured into his home in 1999, the Queens district attorney said.
On Nov. 21, a jury found Naqualeon Davis, 39, of 163-12 122 Ave., guilty of rape in the first degree for the May 7, 1999 rape of a 9-year-old girl, District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Davis faces up to 71 years to life in prison when State Supreme Court Judge Roger Rosengarten imposes sentence on Dec. 17 in Kew Gardens, Brown said.
“The defendant is a predator who deserves the rest of his days in jail,” Brown said. “I only hope that one day his young victim can recover from the trauma caused by the defendant’s violent assault.”
According to the criminal charges, Davis approached the young girl while she was waiting for one of her siblings to pick her up from school, Brown said.
Davis then convinced the girl to come to his house on the pretense that he would give her a gift and that he had a daughter she could play with, although he did not have a daughter, Brown said.
The house, a yellow two-story building, is on a dead-end street one block from the intersection of Guy R. Brewer and Baisley boulevards near Rochdale Village in South Jamaica.
Once they got inside his home, Davis raped and sodomized the young girl, Brown said.
According to the criminal complaint filed with the DA, Davis brought the 9-year-old back to his apartment in the basement of the house around 3 p.m. May 7, 1999, placed her on the bed, put his hand over the her mouth and threatened her with physical harm before assaulting her.
The girl reported the incident to police the next day and was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital for evaluation, police said.
Davis was arrested two days later and charged with two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, two counts of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, according the criminal complaint filed with the DA.
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