PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Westmoreland County man is facing a string of charges after police said he had sex with an underage girl, told a witness to lie to police, and then cut the arms of several girls, licked their blood, and had them do the same to him.
Jonathan Ryan Davis, 21, of Vandergrift is facing charges that include statutory rape, witness intimidation, and corruption of minors.
Vandergrift Police Officer Joseph Gray told KDKA TV's Ralph Iannotti "there were some ritualistic issues from the summer and fall of last year, some blood-letting where victims (juveniles) cut their own wrists, and Davis would take their blood in his mouth and vice versa."
"None of the victims were forced into doing anything, and Davis has been fully co-operating in the on-going investigation," said Gray.
Gray said it took months to finish the bizarre investigation, because he had to "connect all the dots."
Gray said there were three juveniles involved in the case, including the teenage girl Davis allegedly had sex with in a local church.
According to the criminal complaint, the incident happened at the St. Gertrude Church in December.
The victim told police she was initially at Kennedy Park with Davis and some mutual friends. Witnesses said they observed Davis kissing the victim and touching her inappropriately in the park.
In that case, Davis is being charged with statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault.
Davis is facing additional charges for trying to get a witness to lie to police about his involvement.
According to the criminal complaint, Davis contacted a witness on Facebook.
An excerpt of the Facebook conversation is as follows:
Davis: "You were the last one with [Victim] and I, so you're the only one that can say I left the same time as you."
Witness: "[You] didn't dude."
Davis: "But you're the only one that can say I did and get me out of this mess."
The witness goes on to say he will not lie to police to help out Davis.
As a result, Davis is facing additional charges of obstructing administration of law and hindering apprehension.
During the Jan. 29 interview with police, Davis also admitted to making three girls drink his blood.
According to the criminal complaint, two of the incidents happened between October and December of last year. In those instances, Davis and the victims would cut themselves and lick each other's blood.
In that case, he is charged with corruption of minors and simple assault.
Asked if he'd ever heard anything like this before, Officer Gray, who has been a policeman for 22 years, responded by saying "only in Hollywood."
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