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Felony child annoyance, molestation charges filed against local man 

43-year-old Johnathan Davis.

–After review of a case involving allegations of annoying or molesting a child under 18, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has determined there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against 43-year-old San Luis Obispo man Jonathan Oscar Davis for conduct in the City of San Luis Obispo occurring on June 25, 2018 at Sephora on Court Street.

He allegedly grabbed a 10-year-old girl’s hair at Sephora in the 1000 block of Court Street and left the scene when he was confronted by a witness, according to reports. A second complaint alleges Davis also touched an 8-year-old girl visiting the downtown area on Sunday.

The San Luis Obispo Police Department referred the case to the District Attorney’s Office for review of the evidence and to make a decision on whether charges can be filed.

On Thursday, June 28th the District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against Jonathan Oscar Davis for annoying or molesting a child under 18 after having been convicted of a prior sex crime. This is a violation of Penal Code. It is also alleged that Jonathan Oscar Davis was previously convicted of felony child molestation in two prior cases in 2006, and of first-degree burglary, a violent felony, in a third prior case from 2001.

On June 29, Davis appeared for his arraignment in Department 1 of the Superior Court of the County of San Luis Obispo. At the arraignment, Defense Counsel declared a doubt as to Mr. Davis’ competency to stand trial and the Court referred the matter for a doctor’s evaluation. At the next court date, July 19, 2018, the Court will address this issue in Department 1 of the Superior Court, the Honorable Judge Jacquelyn Duffy presiding.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.