Child rapist John Martin Davis jailed for 18 years Brighton News

A child rapist has been jailed for 18 years for sexually abusing two young girls.

John Martin Davis was on trial for repeatedly abusing young people, both under the age of 10, in St Leonards.

He was convicted of four counts of rape, two of attempted rape, eight counts of sexual assault, two of engaging in sexual activity and one of causing a child to watch movies. images of sexual activity.

The 33-year-old unemployed man, who has no fixed address, was sentenced by Lewes Crown Court on Monday, May 17.

Davis will spend 18 years of his sentence in custody and a further seven years will be spent on extended supervision.

He will also be a registered sex offender for life.

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Davis also received a Sexual Harms Prevention Order (SHPO) severely restricting his access to children and digital communication devices until further court order.

Detective Nicola Westgate of the East Sussex Safeguard Investigations Unit said: “I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the trial.

“You made a real difference and helped secure the conviction of a very dangerous man.

“The two young victims testified via videotape, although they still had to face cross-examination, and the court also offered them other measures to help minimize the impact of the experience on them. .

“The conviction clearly demonstrates the gravity of Davis’ offense and we hope it will give victims a sense of closure and allow them to continue to rebuild their lives.”

For information and advice on reporting offenses against children and the support services available, see the Sussex Police website.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-19 07:18:00