May 2012

Pervert avoids prison after sexually abusing young boy


A County Durham pervert has been found guilty of a total of four charges of sexually abusing a boy of seven years old. 

Jonathan Dawson, of Bishop Auckland faced Five sexual offence charges all relating to a child aged under 13 years old.

At Durham crown court, Dawson pleaded guilty to one charge. Was found guilty by a jury of Two charges and found not guilty of the remaining charge

The court heard the seven year old victim was sexually abused by Dawson over a period of around 12 months. The abuse involved molestation and forcing the child to give oral sex

Dawson walked free from court after he was sentenced to a three month curfew.

He was given a 12 month rehabilitation order and was told to register as a sex offender for 36 months.

Dawson showed little remorse for his actions throughout the trial and sentencing.