Clovis man sentenced for child sexual assault

Marc Anthony Davila, 24, sentenced to 18 years

Marc Anthony Davila, 24, of Clovis, New Mexico was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13.

According to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler, in February 2012 the child's mother reported to the Clovis Police Department that her child was sexually abused by Davila. An investigation revealed that Davila had sexually abused the child throughout the summer of 2011. He was later arrested in May of 2012 and has remained in custody ever since.

Davila was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the charge of First Degree Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Child under the age of 13 on September 23, 2013 by District Judge Fred Van Soelen.

According to Chandler, the charge is a serious violent offense which requires 85% of the 18 years be served in prison. Upon release, Davila will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender and must serve 5 to 20 years of intensly supervised probation with the Adult Probation and Parole Division of the New Mexico Department of Corrections.