The girlfriend of a jailed ‘kinky sex overlord’ has been arrested over offences relating to alleged sexual activity with minors and stealing morphine from a hospital where she worked as a nurse.
Grace Boyce-Carnus, also known as Hunter Davis within the BDSM polyamorous community, faced Blacktown court in Sydney’s west on Monday.
The 22-year-old faces six counts of planning sexual activity with persons under 16, five counts of transmitting child abuse material and one count of possessing morphine.
Boyce-Carnus studied nursing at the University of New England and was employed as a nurse at the beginning of the pandemic.
The Australian Federal Police allege Boyce-Carnus illegally obtained 30 grams of morphine from the hospital, which was found at the home she shared with jailed James Robert Davis and their five other girlfriends.
Grace Boyce-Carnus, also known as Hunter Davis within the BDSM polyamorous community, faced Blacktown court in Sydney’s west on Monday
Davis (pictured with girlfriends Hunter and Charlotte) remains behind bars
Each of the women appeared at Davis’ last court appearance to support him and prove to the court that they were in a consensual relationship
Davis is facing 60 charges relating to kidnapping, strangulation, assault, serious animal cruelty and sexual abuse.
He was initially facing sex slavery charges, which were later dropped.
Police allege they have six complainants and the offences span a 20-year period while Davis was running the ‘House of Cadifor’.
Further investigation is ongoing into the exact circumstances of the acquisition and use of the morphine.
Boyce-Carnus was a distinguished high achiever at the International Grammar School where tuition costs up to $27,000 a year, graduating in 2017 with top marks in her music classes.
The 22-year-old faces six counts of planning sexual activity with persons under 16, five counts of transmitting child abuse material and one count of possessing morphine
James Robert Davis (pictured), 40, has been charged with a total of 60 offences – which he will defend
When announcing the pregnancy online, Charlotte shared a photo of a custom made onesie which read: ‘Six mums are better than one’
It’s understood she was also experimenting with the BDSM fetish community in Sydney and eventually met Davis and his long term partner, Charlotte.
The teenager became Davis’ second girlfriend and most recently appeared in court alongside his other partners to support him as he applied for bail.
She is the only one of Davis’ partners to be charged with an offence. Investigations are ongoing and police are urging any ‘further victims to come forward’.
Boyce-Carnus was arrested in Blacktown in Sydney’s west on November 29. Police will allege she actively engaged in activity to enable sexual activity with a person under 16.
She is also accused of transmitting child abuse material online.
Davis (pictured with two of his current girlfriends, Charlotte and Hunter) remains behind bars
James-Robert Davis has been hit with fresh charges while othrs were dropped
Davis – along with his partners – were well known in the fetish community and would film pornographic content for their fans.
They also held parties at their sprawling home in Yarrowyck, near Armidale in the NSW Northern Tablelands, for the BDSM community.
Davis’ barrister, Ian Lloyd QC, previously told a court his client was engaged in a ‘consensual BDSM polyamorous lifestyle’ which was not illegal.
‘There is no crime in lifestyle choices, no crime associated with consensual BDSM, these matters are not crimes and he has not been charged,’ he said.
‘My client won’t be on trial for being a member of a cult even if, ultimately, that was accepted as a fact.
‘At no stage did my client exercise any real powers of ownership… There are aspects of play acting, affectations of slavery which do not amount to real slavery.’
Davis and Boyce-Carnus claim they met during a photoshoot where the teenager was the model and former soldier a photographer.
Since his incarceration in March 2021, Boyce-Carnus was understood to be still living in the home with four of his girlfriends, including his legal wife Charlotte who recently gave birth to a little girl.
The little girl was named Grace, in an apparent tribute to Boyce-Carnus.
Pictured is a supplied Australian Federal Police photo of the sprawling rural estate Davis and his girlfriends live on
Five highly educated, sexually adventurous women (pictured) stood by their man as he languishes in jail accused of keeping a sex slave when they arrived in court during his last appearance
Baby Davis appeared ‘all good and healthy’ at the latest check ups after Charlotte suffered an initial ‘trial labour’ scare.
Her father, Rod, spent time at the house helping as the women settled in to motherhood.
The new grandfather lamented the fact that his daughter was forced to endure the birth without her partner, who remains in jail.
‘The hospital is in a red [Covid] zone so she can only have one person with her… Dad’s not even allowed to visit the baby,’ he said.
Charlotte previously begged New South Wales Supreme Court to release Davis in an affidavit signed by the other women in the polyamorous BDSM relationship.
She swore to report Davis if he were to breach any of the proposed bail conditions, and said each of his girlfriends wanted him to come home.
Finlay (pictured with Davis) is another of his girlfriends
When discussing the birth of his grandchild, Rod referred to the other women in the coupling as ‘Charlotte’s friends’ rather than her romantic partners.
Back in April, Charlotte told the court she and Davis had been dating for six years and were in a relationship with four other women; Sophie, Hanne, Hunter and Finlay.
The women all contribute to household bills and expenses equally, and it is understood they will raise the child together, as a family.
When announcing the pregnancy online, Carlotte shared a photo of a custom made onesie which read: ‘Six mums are better than one’.
‘After three years, three surgeries, two types of hormone therapy and one round of IVF, baby Davis is due early September,’ Charlotte said.
‘I am so over-the-moon happy, as are we all, and I’m so grateful for the love, patience and care all my partners have shown me throughout this process.’
Charlotte’s father shared a photo of her baby bump (pictured) three months ago before arriving on the farm
Since that post, one of the girlfriends has left the relationship.
Davis has maintained his innocence throughout all of the court proceedings.
Detective Superintendent Craig Bellis said the AFP investigation into Davis and Boyce-Carnus is still ongoing and appealed for any further victims to come forward.
‘This arrest shows the AFP is dedicated to fully investigating this matter and following up all avenues of enquiry,’ he said.
Anyone with further information about this matter should contact the AFP on 131 AFP (131 237) or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
‘AFP investigators have worked tirelessly to investigate this matter, and further analysis of material seized in March 2021 search warrants has resulted in these charges against a second person.’
None of the charges relate to his present girlfriends, and they all insist they are in a consensual and loving polyamorous relationship with the 40-year-old