Tavares LeJames Davis of Eight Mile is currently facing multiple sex crime charges, include the rape of child under the age of 12.

Tavares LeJames Davis of Eight Mile is currently facing multiple sex crime charges, include the rape of child under the age of 12.

Authorities says a Mobile man is in jail today after being charged with raping a minor over a period of 5 years in Eight Mile.

Tavares LeJames Davis, 33, is accused of forcing a known juvenile into sexual contact beginning in 2009, when the “girl” was only 8 years old. Now, 13 — authorities say the victim was abused as recently as this month, but that was stopped when Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputies charged Davis with multiple sex crimes on Jan. 30.

Authorities say Davis was already being held at the Mobile Metro Jail for safekeeping by agencies in Mississippi and Baldwin County for charges unrelated to the alleged sex crimes.

According to MCSO records, Davis is now being charged with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, second degree sexual abuse and first and second degree rape in the case.

Lori Myles, a spokesperson for the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, said the victim was admitted to a local hospital on Dec. 24. There medical staff and members of the Mobile County Department of Human Resources alerted authorities to what they suspected to be signs of sexual abuse.

Myles confirmed that Davis was known to the victim, and said he’d confessed the sexual abuse to authorities during the investigation. An arraignment for Davis is scheduled for Jan. 8 in Mobile’s District Court.