Paedophile Found Dead In Prison Weeks After Being Jailed For Sexually Abusing Young Boy

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A paedophile has been found dead in prison just weeks after he was jailed for sexually abusing a young child.

22-year-old Daniel Davey was found guilty of abusing his victim six times over an 18-month period between 2015 and 2016 while babysitting him.

The court heard how the victim eventually came forward about the abuse when he told his mum he wanted to tell her ‘something dirty’.

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On December 1, he was jailed for six-and-a-half years for the abuse, according to the Bath Chroniclebut was found dead on January 12.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said the death would be investigated by the Prison Service Ombudsman and a reason will be found via inquest.

The inquest has been opened in Oxford but has been adjourned to an unspecified date.

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The jury at Swindon Crown Court found Davey abused his victim while he was living and working in Chippenham.

After the boy told his mum, police investigated and found Davey’s DNA on the boy’s underwear.

It was also revealed during the court hearing a witness had seen an image on Davey’s computer which showed a man sexually abusing a child aged around 13-years-old.

When the witness confronted him about it, Davey said he sent it to someone as a joke, but he’d disposed of the computer before he was arrested.

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He pleaded not guilty to the charges, but was found guilty by a jury, though he was acquitted on a third charge relating to an accusation he touched a boy’s bum.

Davey was ordered to register on the sexual offenders register as well as being told he would serve a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He was also placed under a restraining order to protect his victim.

The detective in charge of the investigation said:

I welcome this sentencing, as it reflects the seriousness of these offences and the impact they have had on the child involved.

Davey’s depravity drove him to systematically abuse this very young boy at least six times over an 18-month period.

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He continued:

I’d like to thank the victim for his bravery in coming forward, along with his family and recounting what is obviously a distressing time in his life.

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who may have been a victim of sex abuse to report it to police.

We will investigate, provide you with the full support you need and do all we can to bring to justice offenders like Davey.

Back in September 2017, an Inspector’s report into HMP Bullingdon found severe staff shortages and said since the last inspection three prisoners had taken their own lives.