Note: This story has been revised to refer to Davis as a Southsound YMCA advisory board member. This corrects the previous reference as a YMCA board member.
OLYMPIA — An attorney who once presided over Child Protective Services administrative law appeals has pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Jerry James Davis, a former review judge for the state Department of Social and Health Services, pleaded guilty to the charge in September. He faces sentencing at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 before Judge Erik Price in Thurston County Superior Court, public documents show.
The charge is a felony that could result in a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine or both.
Davis, who listed himself as a Southsound YMCA advisory board member on his LinkedIn profile, is alleged to have possessed pornographic images of two boys between the ages of 12-14 and 14-17, records show.
Davis worked from April 2017 to March 2018 before he was terminated.
“He was dismissed after we followed our usual employment termination process after learning of those charges,” said Norah West, spokesperson with the Department of Social and Health Services.
Davis signed a court document requiring him to register as a sex offender.