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Man sentenced for grooming young girl

February 21, 2013, 2:10 pm

A Bristol man was yesterday (Wednesday February 20) jailed for grooming a teenage girl was handed three years behind bars.

Jon Davies aged 48 and from Bristol was handed the sentence after he pleaded guilty to grooming and sexually assaulting the 15 year old.

Officers began investigating when the victim disclosed what had happened to her. She said Davies began grooming her in August 2012 and for a number of months after. He inundated her with messages via social networking sites, text and by leaving notes in the victim’s bed for her to find. He then went on to sexually abuse her.

Davies who was a rugby club chairman and learning support teacher was also handed a sexual offences prevention order, prohibiting physical and internet contact with girls under the age of 16. He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register.

During the investigation, officers worked closely with the local authority, school and rugby club to ensure that once the disclosure was made by the victim he was immediately suspended from his roles, preventing him having access to children.  The offences did not occur at the school or the rugby club.

Detective Constable Andy Fox from Operation Bluestone said: “The sentence handed to Jon Davies today highlights the serious nature of his crimes and the abuse of his position of trust as a friend of the victim’s family.

“In the most calculating fashion Jon Davies every opportunity to spend time alone with his victim to abuse her after insinuating himself into the family who thought of him as a friend.

“The conviction has been achieved thanks to the tremendous courage of his victim. She came forward to tell us what had happened to her. This is never easy and her disclosure means others will not come to harm.

“I hope the sentence passed today sends a strong message to victims of sexual abuse; we will listen, fully investigate and provide you with the help and support needed.”

Anyone who has been a victim past or present can call us on 999/101 or visit www.rapeaware.org where you’ll find comprehensive information about how to report and the support services available.

 
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