Bad Santa busted in sting operation ‘for trying to solicit sex from 15-year-old girl’
By Snejana Farberov Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 16 July 2013
He was supposed to bring holiday cheer to little kids, but instead a 49-year-old Oklahoma man who plays Santa Claus at local schools has been arrested for trying to have sex with minors.
The 49-year-old was charged Monday with lewd acts proposals to a child under 16, violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
According to investigators, the erstwhile St. Nick allegedly responded to a Craigslist ad he believed was posted by a 15-year-old girl and made lewd proposals, even referring to himself as ‘Santa,’ Tulsa Worldreported.
Davis, sporting a thick, snow-white beard worthy of his role, was arrested at a convenience store where he planned to meet the girl.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of investigations stated that Mr Davis was often paid by area schools to portray Santa. he also worked as a co-ed baseball coach for children 6 years old and youngers in the Oklahoma City Metro area.
The 49-year-old married man was collared as part of an investigation carried out by Internet Crimes Against Children Unit after he responded to a Craigslist ad he believed was posted by a 15-year-old girl.
Davis allegedly made several sexual and lewd proposal to the bogus ‘minor’ and referred to himself as ‘Santa’ in their online exchanges.
In one instance, he asked the undercover agent posing as the minor: ‘Do you like to sit in Santa lap?’
That was followed by a message from Davis cited by the station News9 that read: ‘I think Santa might have a very good present for you.’
At around 7.30pm Thursday, Wiley Davis arrived at a convenience store in the area of Coltran and Waterloo, where he had set up a meeting with the teenage girl.
Instead, the man was met by officers, who noticed that he was in possession of a .40 caliber loaded pistol and a private investigator badge.
Davis was arrested on a slew of charges and booked into the Logan County Jail on $30,000 bond. He is due back in court August 22.
Following his arrest, Davis’ wife told the station KRIS-TV that she was filing for divorce.
‘I would have never ever suspected him of doing anything like that,’ she said. ‘He always was like the guy who helped kids. I am just very sad and heartbroken.’
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