June 2023

‘Predatory paedophile’ locked up for 20 years after ‘sickening’ abuse of three children

A man who carried out ‘sickening’ sexual abuse against two girls and boy in the Filey area has been jailed for 20 years.

David Peter Chamberlain, 37, now of Selby, was found guilty of 19 offences following a two-week trial at York Crown Court.

Chamberlain’s offending was first reported to North Yorkshire Police in July last year when a teenage girl reported that she had be sexually abused by him between 2020 and 2022.

Another girl and a boy subsequently reported that they had also been abused during the same period.

Following extensive enquires by Scarborough and Ryedale CID, detectives were able to secure 20 charges against Chamberlain.

These included five counts of rape, six counts of sexual assault, eight counts of sexual activity with a child, and one count of child cruelty.

At the trial Chamberlain was found guilty of 19 offences, and not guilty of one count of rape.

At the sentencing Chamberlain was also made subject to a life-time Sexual Harm Prevention Order and he will remain on the Register of Sex Offenders.