September 2023

Man jailed for sexual offences

A man with “an attitude of sexual entitlement” has been jailed for a total of 12 years for multiple rapes and other offences against the same victim.

Sam Sherman Davies, 31, of Holyhead poses a “significant risk” to members of the public

Caernarfon Crown Court heard the defendant committed the offences often while on crack cocaine in north west Wales. While on remand awaiting his sentence at HMP Berwyn in Wrexham he converted to Christianity and wants to “repent”.

A judge said he had caused severe psychological harm to his victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons. Prosecutor Ember Wong quoted the victim as saying she felt at her “absolute lowest” after her ordeals.

But the judge His Honour Timothy Petts said a pre-sentence report by an experienced probation officer makes depressing reading as it shows he in fact has no remorse. He doesn’t acceptance that what he did was wrong, and only pleaded guilty to get a shorter sentence.

The judge told the defendant he has “an attitude of sexual entitlement” and that he poses a “significant risk of serious harm to members of the public”.

He jailed Davies for 10 and a half years for a charge of multiple rapes, seven years for a single rape, to run concurrently, and for breaching a suspended sentence from a previous offence.

The judge said he would serve up to two thirds of the total of 12 years in prison before he can be considered for release by the parole board. When he is released he will be on licence for an extended period of five years.

The judge also made a restraining order prohibiting Davies from approaching or contacting his victim directly or indirectly. He will also be on the sexual offenders’ register for life.