Friday, 18 September 2015 14:31

Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Two Young Girls

MEMPHIS – Sept. 17, 2015 - A Whitehaven man has been convicted of raping two young children over a five-year period beginning in 2007 when one was just nine years old, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
A Criminal Court jury this week convicted David Banks, 38, of two counts of aggravated sexual battery, attempted rape of a child and child abuse.
He faces up to 37 years in prison when he is sentenced in November by Judge Paula Skahan.
Banks is in custody in the Shelby County Jail.
The incidents involved sexual assaults on two young girls between April of 2007 and June of 2012.
One victim was sexually molested by Banks for four years, beginning at age 9. The other victim was 12 years old when she and her best friend were assaulted.
Both girls were interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center and both testified at trial.
Banks was boyfriend of the mother of one of the victims.
The case was investigated by the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Josh Corman of the DA’s Special Victims Unit which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.