Special Olympics counselor accused of sex with participant in Mt. Pleasant

Cornelius Davis (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Cornelius Davis (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A Special Olympics counselor is accused of having sex with one of the participants at a Mount Pleasant hotel.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department charged 29-year-old Cornelius Davis, a Special Education teaching assistant at Brookland-Cayce High School, with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Officers responded to the Quality Inn on Patriots Boulevard on Sunday in reference to a possible criminal sexual conduct incident with a minor.

When officers arrived, a woman said that her daughter, a Special Olympian, may have been victimized.

According to a police report, the girl said she had sexual intercourse with her teacher and counselor, Davis.

Another teacher spoke to police and said Davis came to a hotel room Friday night and said that he needed to take the girl to see her mother at a different hotel. A police report states that the following morning, the girl came back to the room and said that she had been walking around the hotel and that was the reason why it took her so long to return.

Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, another witness said that she was approached by a classmate who told her that the victim had been in Davis' room having sex with him.

During the investigation, police said they also found a series of sexually explicit text messages and photos from Davis on the victim's phone.

According to investigators, when the girl was taken to MUSC, she told the nurse that she had sex with Davis Thursday night in Cayce and again on Friday night at the Quality Inn in Mt. Pleasant.

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