Who is Joel Davis? NYC man who founded NGO against sex crimes jailed for child porn, sex with minor

NGO founder Joel Davis, who claims to be a Nobel Prize nominee, engaged in sex acts with a minor and also possessed and distributed child porn


                            Who is Joel Davis? NYC man who founded NGO against sex crimes jailed for child porn, sex with minor
NGO founder Joel Davis molested a minor boy (Ted Talk/Youtube)

MANHATTAN, NYC: A man from Manhattan who founded a nonprofit organization to fight child sex abuse was hit with a hefty prison sentence on Tuesday, June 22, for molesting a 15-year-old boy and collecting child porn.

Joel Davis, 25, is sentenced to 13 years behind bars after he admitted that he used an online dating app to lure a teen to meet him for sex in 2018, according to the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. Davis, who started a nonprofit named 'Youth to End Sexual Violence', pleaded guilty in January 2021 for engaging in sex with a child and possession and distributing child pornography.

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US Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “As he previously admitted, Joel Davis, founder of a non-profit called ‘Youth to End Sexual Violence,’ admitted to engaging in the very abhorrent behavior he had publicly pledged to fight. Davis, who also claims to be a Nobel Prize nominee for his work with his organization, engaged in sex acts with a minor, recording them, and distributing that recording to others – including an undercover FBI agent. Sex with minors is obviously never permissible, acceptable, or justifiable, and by virtue of his non-profit work, Joel Davis was acutely aware of the irreparable harm these crimes inflict on victims. Davis will now serve a lengthy time in federal prison, where he can no longer victimize minors.”

Davis was sentenced to 13 years in prison on the top charge of luring a child to engage in illegal sexual activity, prosecutors said. He was also hit with five years each for possessing and distributing child pornography, with those sentences to be served concurrently, the office said. Investigators have said that Davis had more than 3,700 child porn images and 330 videos at the time of his arrest, including images of children younger than 12 years old, the office said. According to a criminal complaint, Davis enticed the teenage victim to go to his apartment in Manhattan on June 13, 2018, where he molested him.