Retrial in 'Hockey Mom' Case Delayed

Convicted on some counts of sexual misconduct with minors, Kathia Maria Davis's retrial for charges related to a 13-year-old boy was postponed Monday, according to prosecutors.

The retrial for ,' was postponed on Monday and rescheduled for Nov. 26, according to District Attorney Jennifer Wlaker.

"Defense counsel submitted a motion to continue the case because he was engaged in another trial and unavailable to try this case right now," she said.

Earlier, jurors had deadlocked on charges related to a 13-year-old boy, so the hearing will consider how to proceed with another possible trial on those charges at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. 

In August, Davis was found guilty of four felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Davis, of Laguna Niguel, was acquitted of one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and the jury hung on four counts alleging she performed lewd acts with a then-13-year-old boy.

Walker alleged Davis provided alcohol to members of her son's hockey team and sexually assaulted at least two of them between 2005 and 2010. Authorities eventually were notified after the 16-year-old's mother revealed to Davis' ex-husband that her son admitted to having sexual liaisons with Davis.

Davis, who was taken into custody after the verdicts, could face up to five years in prison. However, she could also be placed on probation and might be able to serve her time in a county jail while avoiding a lifetime registration as a sex offender, Defense Attorney David Cohn said.

If Davis is convicted on the remaining counts she would have to serve at least 85 percent of the time in prison and would face lifetime registration as a sex offender, Cohn said.


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