December 2021

Rapist handed prison sentence over sex offences

A rapist whose victims were as young as six has been jailed following his sick offending which happened in Warrington almost 20 years ago.

Three children were the victims of sexual abuse committed by David Lee Davies of Abergele, North Wales – yet he continues to show no remorse.

Last year, two victims contacted the police about the crimes committed against them by Davies in the 1990s.

When his sick offending came to light, the third victim was contacted by police following sexual abuse complaints her family had made about Davies, originally from Warrington, in the same time period.

Davies, who is now 43, was convicted after trial but still denies responsibility.

He appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via videolink for sentencing yesterday, Wednesday.

Two of his victims were schoolboys, one was just six-years-old and one was aged between nine and 12 and at the time of his horrific abuse, Davies was aged between 15-19.

The court heard how Davies ensured the silence of one of the victims by threatening him.

A few years later, Davies sexually abused a six-year-old girl.

Her family reported the offence to the police – however for unknown reasons Davies was not prosecuted at the time.

Prosecuting, Matthew Dunford read out three victim impact statements to the report.

The court heard how the victims have suffered significant issues as a result of the abuse.

They have suffered mental health issues, addiction, behavioural issues – with one victim claiming she struggles to form relationships with males.

Mr Dunford read from one statement: “What angers me is that at no point has David admitted responsibility for the pain and hurt that he has caused my family.”

Concluding, Judge Neil Flewitt, QC, told the court how the victim’s childhoods were ruined due to Davies’ offending.

He said: “I have little doubt that your offending continues to affect their life.

“I am satisfied that your offending has caused severe psychological harm to your victims.

“I am satisfied that you do pose a significant risk of serious harm to members of the public – in particular, children.”

Davies was handed 10 years and nine months in prison and will serve an extended licence period of five years due to his ‘dangerousness’.

He is subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life and was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.