Volusia County substitute teacher accused of molesting teenage student

A 62-year-old substitute teacher is behind bars accused of molesting a 15-year-old student, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators charged David Lee Davis with lewd and lascivious battery on a victim under the age of 16 and booked him into the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he’s being held with no bond, on Wednesday.

Deputies say the victim reported the allegations to a school resource officer on September 27 and subsequently told detectives that the abuse happened between April and September of this year.  

Deputies say Davis met the victim last year when the victim was in middle school.

Davis allegedly asked the student to start coming to his house for help with homework.  

Deputies say there may be other victims and they hope they will contact detectives.

According to the sheriff’s office, Davis worked at the following Volusia County schools:

  • Spruce Creek High
  • New Smyrna Beach High
  • Atlantic High
  • Seabreeze High
  • University High
  • Creekside Middle
  • Sliver Sands Middle
  • Ormond Beach Middle
  • David C. Hinson Middle
  • New Smyrna Beach Middle 

According to a Volusia County Schools spokesperson Davis passed all background checks when was hired as substitute teacher in 2013.

Since then, there have been two complaints filed against him. One accused him of calling students “idiots.” The other was found to be unsubstantiated.