August 2018

David Holliday pictured laughing in prison during a visit

July 2008

Child rapist jailed for 16 years for sex offences on young girls in Notts

A pervert has been jailed for 16 years after he committed a catalogue of sex offences on two girls, including the rape of one when she was just four.

David Holliday, a former ambulance worker, carried out the offences in Blidworth and Mansfield in the 1980s and 1990s. None of the offences related to his work, which he began in 2002.

He was convicted of three rapes on the same child and a serious sexual offence involving her after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court in May.

He was further convicted of five charges of indecent assault on her.

He was found guilty on three charges of indecent assault on the second victim and four charges of indecency with her.

Holliday, 48, from Aylesbury, was dismissed from his job with South Central Ambulance Trust after being found guilty on 16 charges.

The victims, who are now adults and cannot be named for legal reasons, told police of their traumatic experiences after finding out that they had both been subjected to abuse, years after the incidents took place.

Holliday was arrested at his Aylesbury address by Thames Valley Police on behalf of Nottinghamshire constabulary.

The jury sat through a six-day trial and heard how from the mid-1980s until the mid-1990s, Holiday abused the two girls.

It was claimed he violated the trust that exists between a child and an adult and manipulated his victims not to tell anyone of his abuse.

A victim impact statement from the woman who was raped as a child detailed how she lost her job after the trial because she was unable to perform her duties. The other victim now suffers problems maintaining relationships.

Justin Bearman, mitigating, said: “He is someone who does not accept he is guilty, but accepts the verdicts of the jury. This is a man who still protests his innocence.”

Judge Jonathan Teare banned him from working with children and he has to sign the sex offenders’register for life.

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