Man, 53, convicted in child sex crime

Attorneys: David Ealey had inappropriate sexual contact with teen boy

Booking photo of David Ealey.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 53-year-old man accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy was found guilty Friday afternoon, state attorneys said.

David Earl Ealey was found guilty of lewd or lascivious battery, and two counts of attempt to commit lewd or lascivious battery.

In June 2013, Ealey allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with the teen boy. State attorneys said the teen then reported the abuse to authorities.

Detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office were able to link Ealey to the abuse based on Ealey's DNA, state attorneys said.

Ealey has five prior felony convictions for burglary and robbery. State attorneys said Ealey now faces up to 30 years in prison. He will be sentenced the week of April 27.