February 2022

‘Depraved’ Somerset paedophile travelled from Wells to Wiltshire to sexually abuse young girl

A Somerset man has been jailed after travelling to Wiltshire to abuse a young girl.

David Nye, 56, of Stoney Stile Way in Wells, pleaded guilty to attempting to arrange the commission of a child sex offence at a hearing in November 2021. His admission followed a joint investigation by the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) and Wiltshire Police.

Nye was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday (Monday, February 21) and will remain on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.

Last summer, he communicated online and via email with someone he thought was the mother of a young girl. Between July 1 and 29, he discussed his sexual interest, before arranging to meet the woman’s child, with the intention of sexually abusing her.

However, during the investigation, there was never a real-life victim and no children were ever in any danger. Nye travelled to the meeting location on July 29, where he was arrested and taken to Melksham Police Station.