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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Christian hip-hop band Raze has stopped its 30-city tour because of sex charges pending against band member Ja'Marc Davis.

The three other members of the Tulsa-based group said they planned to take a few months off the road to ``regroup with their families and churches and to seek God's will,'' their publicist said in a news release on Thursday.

Davis pleaded innocent Wednesday during an initial court appearance on five counts of lewd molestation, three counts of rape by instrumentation and three counts of forcible sodomy with an underage girl. A judge ordered the 25-year-old back in court in April 6 for a preliminary hearing.

Davis remained jailed Thursday on $550,000 bond.

Police arrested him March 1 after a performance in Tulsa, the first stop of the band's Amazing Pop Invasion Tour.

The charges allege that Davis had a consensual sexual relationship from 1998-99 with an underage girl who was a Raze backup dancer. He was 22 when the relationship started and the girl was 13, according to the charges.
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