NYC man who founded child sex abuse group jailed for child porn

A Manhattan man who founded a nonprofit group to fight child sex abuse was hit with a hefty prison sentence Tuesday — for molesting a 15-year-old boy and collecting child porn.

Joel Davis, 25, was sentenced to 13 years behind bars after admitting to using an online dating app to entice a teen to meet up with him for sex in 2018, according to the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan.

Davis, who launched a nonprofit called Youth to End Sexual Violence, pleaded guilty in January to engaging in sex with a child and possession and disseminating child pornography.

US Attorney Audrey Strauss said he “admitted to engaging in the very abhorrent behavior he had publicly pledged to fight.”

“Davis, who also claims to be a Nobel Prize nominee for his work with his organization, engaged in sex acts with a minor, recording them, and distributing that recording to others — including an undercover FBI agent,” she added.

Davis was sentenced to 13 years in prison on the top charge of enticing a child to engage in illegal sexual activity, prosecutors said.

He was also hit with five years each for possessing and distributing child pornography, with those sentences to be served concurrently, the office said.

Investigators said Davis had more than 3,700 child porn images and 330 videos when he was arrested, including images of children younger than 12 years old, the office said.

According to a criminal complaint, Davis enticed the teenage victim to go to his apartment in Manhattan on June 13, 2018, where he molested him.