September 2018: Released from prison

June 2005

Paedophile jailed for raping girl

A paedophile who used aliases to avoid being tracked on the sex offenders’ register, has been jailed for nine years for raping a 15-year-old girl.

Exeter Crown Court heard Tyrun Davis, 31, of no fixed address, had convictions for child abuse before he moved to the city and raped the girl.

But police did not know he was on the sex offenders’ register because he was using a false name in Devon.

The court heard Davis plied the victim with alcohol before assaulting her.

When Davis was arrested, police found he had previous convictions from Worcester Crown Court for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in 1996 and indecently assaulting a three-year-old girl in 1999.

But he breached the requirements of the sex offenders’ register twice by moving from his stated address in Worcester and then to Exeter without notifying police.

His details had been circulated to every police force in Britain at the time of the Exeter rape, but he was not traced because he was using aliases and changed the spellings of his real names.

It was only after he was arrested that detectives realised he was a sex offender.

Davis, who had denied rape, was found guilty in February of rape, attempted rape, assault by penetration and sexual activity with a child.

After the case Det Con Mike Chalmers said: “Davis is a sexual predator who enticed and groomed vulnerable youngsters into his clutches.

“He is a particularly dangerous individual from whom society, and in particular, young females, should be protected.”