A predator who sexually abused a boy over a number of years has been jailed for his actions. Daniel Davis, 31, formerly of Broadstairs, preyed on his victim when he thought he was sleeping.
Davis also performed sex acts on himself in the presence of the child. The non-recent abuse came to light when the victim confided in his mother about the horrific ordeal in 2019.
Kent Police launched an investigation, and Davis was charged with inciting a child to engage in sexual activity; five counts of sexually assaulting a boy; and four counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child. He denied the offences, but following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court, the jury found Davis guilty on all 10 charges.
He was sentenced on Friday, April 22 to a total of 10 years in prison. Investigating officer Detective Constable Sue Kingsnorth said: “The judge recognised the severity of this case and the long-lasting repercussions of Davis’ actions on his victim.
“Everyone deserves a childhood without fear of abuse and I am pleased that we were able to successfully demonstrate to the court just how much of a danger Davis is.
“The victim was brilliant in reporting this and I wish him and those who have supported him all the very best for the future. If anyone is in a similar situation, or believes a loved one might be at risk of abuse, we urge them to report it and get the safeguarding and support they deserve.”
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