Jury selected in trial of accused Shoals serial rapist

Opening statements in the Corey Davis case will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Lauderdale County Courthouse.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017 7:01 PM
Updated: Nov. 13, 2017 7:01 PM

A jury has been selected to hear the case of an alleged serial rapist in the Shoals.

Opening statements in the Corey Davis case will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Lauderdale County Courthouse.

Davis is accused of attacking multiple women in 2016. Davis was indicted by a Lauderdale County grand jury on multiple charges of rape, sexual torture, kidnapping, and human trafficking.

Police said Davis lured his victims into rural areas after meeting them online, but his defense attorney told WAAY 31 the victims were hired prostitutes, and his client did not hurt them.

"They had posted ads on back page and similar websites seeking to sell their services," said Davis's defense attorney Marty Newell. "He is not the person responsible for these crimes."

Authorities say one of Davis's alleged victims was found tied up in the bottom of an abandoned house in Lauderdale County near Highway 17 and Chisholm Road.

Davis has been held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center awaiting trial since his arrest in 2016.

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