(Taney County, Missouri) A 29-year-old Branson MO mother-of-three, Veronica Michelle Davis aka Mia Smith, has been convicted on two felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.
The evidence stemmed from sexual abuse allegations by Davis’ children against Davis’ husband, Robert David Nelson. Nelson was a registered sex offender prior to his relationship with Davis, and Davis was directed by multiple state agencies to keep her children away from Nelson.As a result of her conviction, Taney County Circuit Court Judge Mark Orr sentenced Veronica Davis to eight years in prison.
Instead, however, Davis married Nelson, then left her three (3) children – all under the age of ten (10) years – with Nelson while she left the area for several months. During that time, Nelson sexually abused Davis’ two (2) daughters.
Nelson was found guilty by a Christian County jury of those crimes in 2011, and is scheduled for sentencing July 6th.