Man accused of offering money to kids at campground held on cash bond

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BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A North Carolina man charged in a local campground child enticement case appeared in Brown County court Wednesday afternoon, where his attorney waived the right to hear the formal complaint.

Action 2 News obtained that criminal complaint against Richard A. Davenport, a 35-year-old who's charged with Child Enticement and Possession of Child Pornography.

According to the complaint:

On Aug. 2, a Brown County Sheriff's Deputy was called to Apple Creek Campground in Wrightstown for a report of a man offering money to young people in exchange for sex.

A father who was camping with his wife and children was told by his son that a man offered the boy money in the bathroom. The condition was the boy would have to get his young sister to come into the bathroom.

The boy ran out and told his parents. The boy's father located the man, later identified as Davenport, and chased him from the campground.

The deputy was approached by the owner and an employee of the campground. The women said Davenport had attempted to buy a slushy and purchase video games for another young female at the campground.

The girl, who was in the video game room, told the women that the man "was scaring her." The girl, who was 11 at the time of the incident, said the man touched and grabbed her arm while whispering to her to follow him into another room.

Deputies spoke with Davenport's wife who said the couple had just arrived in Wisconsin and they were staying at a campsite until they found somewhere to live.

Deputies looked in the Davenport's camper and found several stuffed animals. Davenport's wife said that the couple has no children. .

Deputies took Davenport into custody. He denied that he meant any harm to the children. He said he offered to buy the girl a slushy "because he is a nice guy."

He denied the boy's story about the incident in the bathroom.

Deputies analyzed Davenport's cell phone and found child pornography with images of girls between 5 and 12 years old, according to the complaint.

An analyst says they found several pornography-related searches on the phone. Search items included "Wisconsin girls nude" and "Wisconsin teenie porn."

Davenport's bond was set at $10,000 cash.

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