A former Long Island woman has been accused of repeatedly hindering a Nassau County police investigation into allegations that her husband raped her 11-year-old daughter by fleeing the state last fall.

U.S. Marshals apprehended Alexis Davis, 31, formerly of Massapequa, at her home in Georgia over the weekend after her 30-year-old husband, Dwayne Richards, was nabbed in January in Florida, authorities said.

A state agency notified Special Victims Squad detectives in October that the child had been the victim of sexual assault, police said. Investigators asked Davis repeatedly to bring the child in for a DNA comparison sample, which Davis refused, police said.

“When she eventually did produce a child for the test it was not the victim in question,” police said in a news release. Davis then fled with the victim to Georgia.

Detectives had determined that Richards, Davis’ husband at the time, had raped the victim in early 2013, but Davis continued to hinder the investigation by refusing to reveal the suspect’s location, while also allowing him access to the child, police said.

Richards was eventually charged with first-degree rape and predatory sexual assault of a child.


Davis will be arraigned Monday on a charge of hindering a prosecution at Nassau County Court in Mineola.

The victim is now staying with relatives out of state.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.