August 2009

Peter Davies jailed for five years for indecent assaults on the three victims

A CHILD sex pervert was behind bars last night after his victims faced him in court and helped secure convictions.

Peter Davies denied abusing two schoolgirls in the early-Nineties, but was found guilty after a Teesside Crown Court trial.

It emerged during his trial that Davies, 41, was jailed for nine months in 1996 for indecently assaulting another girl.

His other sordid crimes came to light independently last year and he was arrested at his home in Talbot Street, Stockton.

As well as the two schoolgirls, an older teenager came forward to say she had been abused by Davies five years ago. He also denied abusing her.

At the end of his trial, Davies was convicted of five indecent assaults on the three victims, but he was cleared of a rape. He was jailed for five years yesterday after Judge Peter Armstrong told him his offending had devastated his young victims. The judge also banned Davies from working with children for life and ordered he sign the sex offenders’ register.

“These offences, although they are of some age now, indicate that you had a predilection for interfering with young girls,” he said. The judge praised the victims, as did Detective Constable Jeremy Collins, from Cleveland Police Vulnerability Unit, after the case.

He said: “Between 1993 and 2004, Peter Davies carried out a number of indecent assaults against children in the Cleveland and Durham Police areas. Despite the trauma of these incidents, the victims bravely gave detailed accounts at court of the abuse they suffered.

“After a lengthy inquiry, Davies has now been dealt with and we are pleased with his sentence. Hopefully, now the victims can move on with their lives.”

Robin Denny, mitigating, said Davies now accepted what he had done, and highlighted the fact that he had not been convicted of any child sex offences since his release from prison.