May 2023

Girl kicked paedophile in groin after he pinned her to bed

A schoolgirl kicked a paedophile in the groin when he tried to sexually assault her.

David Jervis pinned his 15-year-old victim down on his bed and attempted to force his hands down her trousers before she bravely fought back.

The 63-year-old has now been convicted of subjecting a teenager to such an attack for the second time.

Liverpool Crown Court heard, that the pervert invited the schoolgirl to the stables where he kept his horses on several occasions as he sought to “systematically groom” her.

Olivia Beesley, prosecuting, described how Jervis later offered to give her cash during a visit to his house, but she declined the money.

He then grabbed the teen by the thighs, lifted her up, carried her to a bedroom, threw her onto the bed and pinned her down.

The convicted sex offender tried to put his hand down her trousers but she “bravely fought back”, managing to escape after kicking him between the legs.

Afterwards, Jervis – of Birchall Street in Croft, Warrington – “carried on as if nothing had happened”.

He gave her a birthday card and designer clothing at one point and sought to convince her to return to his address before she reported him to the police, at which point he denied having committed the attack and said she had never been to his home.

The complainant tearfully read out a statement to the court highlighting the devastating impact his actions had upon her, saying he had “exploited her for his sexual fantasy”. She added: “This has left a permanent psychological scar on my mind.

“It is something I’m coming to terms with. I believe this is something I will have to live with and work through for a long time.

“I was a 15-year-old child and could not have comprehended that anyone could be as manipulative as Jervis has been. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

“I was worried if he was not found guilty he would be able to do the same to somebody else. Hopefully this will mean he can’t hurt anyone else.”

Jervis has a total of 15 previous convictions for 47 offences, including being jailed for three years in 1998 for three counts of sexual assault against a teenage girl.

He was found guilty of sexual assault by a jury. Jervis was jailed for five years and handed an additional three-year licence period.

Sentencing, Judge Robert Trevor-Jones said: “You compelled her to have to come to court and give evidence, to relive the ordeal and be branded a liar. I am quite satisfied you were grooming her.

“It is difficult to know where you would have gone had she not resisted. You seem entirely undeterred by what you have done.

“She has clearly been severely affected and traumatised by the experience. That latent deviancy is still in you even now, as illustrated by this offence.

“I consider you are a manipulative person who sought to exploit his condition. I do conclude that you present as a dangerous offender.”

Jervis was also handed a lifelong sexual harm prevention order and told to sign the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.

He was given a restraining order preventing him from contacting his victim for eight years.