Canadian County trial set for ex-teacher in rape, assault

District judge finds probable cause; Davis past YPS Teacher of Year

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Robert Brian Davis

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

EL RENO – A jury trial is set for a former Yukon teacher who faces up to 25 years in prison for allegedly raping and assaulting a teenager.

Yukon’s Robert Brian Davis, 42, has been charged with felony sexual battery and rape by instrumentation in Canadian County District Court.

District Judge Jack D. McCurdy, at a Jan. 27th preliminary hearing, found probable cause that Davis committed the crimes.

Yukon’s Robert Brian Davis was a finalist for Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year.

A jury trial is set for 9 a.m. May 3 before Judge McCurdy. A motions hearing is set March 11 and call docket April 15.

Oklahoma City Police investigated the case against Davis, who was initially charged in July 2019 with two counts of sexual battery. One count recently was amended to second-degree rape by instrumentation.

The sexual battery allegedly occurred between August and December 2016 and the rape by instrumentation between January and May 2017, court documents show.

Prosecutors allege the defendant intentionally touched the 17-year-old victim “on or about her breasts … in a lewd and lascivious manner” and committed other sexual acts without the teen’s consent.

Sexual battery is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Second-degree rape by instrumentation is punishable by 1-15 years in prison.

When he was arrested, Davis was an assistant principal at Norman High School.

Davis was Yukon Public Schools’ 2016-17 Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year. He was a Yukon High School history teacher, teaching in the district from 2013-18.

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‘LEAVE ME ALONE’

Allegations against the defendant are detailed in an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Canadian County District Court.

The alleged victim told police investigators Davis would “tickle her side” but would start “on her ribs and work his way up to the side of her breast,” the affidavit reads.

The victim accused Davis of coming into her room one night when she said he pulled down her shorts and pulled up her shirt. He then “touched all over her body including her vagina,” court documents show.

She pretended to be asleep but reportedly texted him after the incident to tell him to leave her alone.

Davis allegedly told the girl “he knew he had a problem but promised this type of behavior would never happen again.” The teen claimed that Davis asked her not to tell anyone what happened.

Davis previously taught in Canton, Goodwell and Wellston between 2003-13 before coming to Yukon.

He also worked as a teacher, archaeologist and safari guide on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and authored a children’s book.