For years, court officials allege, a man sexually assaulted a girl, starting when she was 11 years old. After she mustered the courage to tell her mother about what was happening, another man helped get her away from the first man. But officials say that man then started sexually abusing her.

Now, both men are in jail and face life in prison if convicted.

Michael E. Davis, 64, is charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and is being held on $250,000 bail. Kokou Domkpo, 40, is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and one count of first-degree sexual assault. He is being held in jail without bail.

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Omaha police officers went to the home of the then-14-year-old girl in June 2016, when her mother told the officers that she had recently discovered that Davis had been sexually assaulting the girl since she was 11. The mother confronted Davis, who admitted the abuse, according to a police report.

The girl told police that the assaults occurred at three different locations, including one in Sarpy County. Davis has not been charged with a crime in Sarpy County.

The girl told Domkpo about the assaults, authorities said, and he helped her get away from Davis. Then, Domkpo began raping her when she was about 15 years old and “made her give him sex for getting her out of her previous sexual abuse situation,” according to a court affidavit.

The girl, now 17, told a school counselor in December what had happened to her and then spoke with officials at Project Harmony.

The girl told police that the assaults involving Domkpo occurred “over and over again” and continued until she was about 16, Omaha Police Detective Melissa McDermott testified at Domkpo’s hearing Wednesday in Douglas County Court.

Both Domkpo and Davis showed the girl pornography, according to court documents.

Domkpo told the girl to keep quiet about the assaults and bought her gifts and gave her money, the girl told police.

The girl’s mother has filed a protection order against Domkpo.

In the application for the protection order, the mother wrote that Domkpo destroyed her “bright beautiful girl” and “she is going to live with that for the rest of her life.”

Domkpo will stand trial on all three charges. Davis awaits a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence against him to go to trial.

Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliavalentine. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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