Hutchinson man convicted in abuse case involving 10-year-old
HUTCHINSON — A Reno County jury Wednesday found Henry “Harley” Davidson, 38, Hutchinson, guilty of attempted rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated criminal sodomy. The state originally had charged Davidson with rape, however, the jury opted for the attempted rape count.
The jury got the case after a total of five witnesses for both sides took the stand. They reached a verdict after nearly three hours of deliberations.
The crime involved the 10-year-old daughter of a Hutchinson woman with whom he was living. The sexual abuse occurred between October 2010 and September 2012.
The victim said she was tied up with string when the encounters occurred — as often as once a week. The child, now 11, also said Davidson he took a picture of her with his cellphone. The state presented the photo of the child found on the phone during the trial.
The charges fall under Jessica’s Law, meaning Davidson could be sentenced to multiple counts of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Sentencing has been set for April 11.