SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — Devin Davis of Houston has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to sexually assault two children in Sherman.

Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith said Davis, 30, went online in July 2021 trying to find young girls and mothers who were willing to let him molest their children.

He got in contact with investigators posing as possible victims.

"After several days of chatting, the defendant agreed to drive from Houston, Texas ... to Sherman, Texas, to meet what he believed was a four-year-old girl and six-year-old boy to teach them how to have sex," a written statement from Smith's office explained. "Upon the defendant’s subsequent arrival in Sherman, he went to the home where he believed the children were residing and was arrested by law enforcement." 

Under terms of a plea agreement, Davis was sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to commit aggravated sexual assault of a child and a consecutive five-year term for possession of child pornography. He will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

"This is an example of law enforcement being extremely pro-active in protecting our children,” said Assistant District Attorney Nathan Young in a written statement.