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Two men sentenced to total of 28 years in prison for sexual offences against two girls
Following an investigation by Warwickshire Police two men have been sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison for sexual offences against two girls in the 1980s.
On Monday 3 October Terry Davies, aged 49, of Queen Elizabeth Road, Nuneaton pleaded guilty to 17 counts of indecent assault, one count of indecency with a child and one count of rape.
The offences were committed against two girls in the Nuneaton area, both under the age of ten, for a period of ten years.
Owen Jackson, aged 46, of Murdoch Square, Bristol pleaded not guilty to raping one of the girls, once in Nuneaton and twice in Bristol, when she was about 11-years-old but, on Thursday 6 October, he was found guilty by a jury at Warwick Crown.
Both men were sentenced at Warwick Crown Court yesterday, 10 October.
Davies was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for rape, three years for the indecent assaults against the first victim to run concurrently and three years for the indecent assaults against the second victim, to run consecutively (total 14 years).
Jackson was sentenced to 14 years in prison for each count of rape to tun concurrently (total 14 years).
Both have been issued with life long Sexual Harm Prevention Orders and will have to register as sex offenders for life.
Pervert who bragged about having sex with 12-year-old girl facing decade behind bars
A man who bragged about having sex with a young girl is facing more than a decade behind bars after he was found guilty of rape.
Owen Jackson raped his victim three times in the 1980s, starting when she was just 11 or 12.
But despite compelling evidence – including a witness claiming that Jackson bragged he had sex with the young girl – he pleaded not guilty.
It took jurors at Warwick Crown Court three hours to find Jackson, formerly of Nuneaton but now of Murdoch Square, Bristol, guilty of all three rape charges.
Adjourning the case for him to be sentenced with his half-brother Terry Davies, who had sexually abused the same girl, Judge Sylvia de Bertodano rejected an application for bail.
The judge warned Jackson that he is facing a prison sentence with a starting point of 13 or 16 years.
She said: “This is a man who, in the teeth of the most compelling evidence, refused to take responsibility. It will be a sentence of considerable length.”
Davies, aged 49, of Queen Elizabeth Road, Nuneaton , had already admitted a number of offences of indecently assaulting the girl.
He had denied a further charge of raping her and two of indecently assaulting her a certain way, which would now also be classed as rape.
But he changed his pleas on those charges to guilty on the day the trial was due to start, and was granted bail pending the outcome of Jackson’s trial.
Outlining the case against Jackson, prosecutor Peter Cooper told the jury the victim said she was raped by Jackson on three occasions in the 1980s.
The first time, when she was 11 or 12 and Jackson was in his early 20s, was in the bedroom of a house in Nuneaton.
In a video-recorded police interview, which was played in court, the victim recalled: “He told me to get on the mattress on the floor. I thought ‘Oh God, here comes another one.’ He had intercourse with me.”
The jury heard that her comment referred to the fact that she had already been sexually abused by Davies and by another man who has since died.
The woman went on to speak of two further occasions at different addresses when she had been raped by Jackson.
Giving further evidence in court, she said she could also remember the colour of Jackson’s bodily hair – and when Mr Cooper questioned Jackson’s wife, who was giving evidence in his defence, she confirmed that description.
And a prosecution witness revealed that on one of Jackson’s visits back to Nuneaton he had admitted having sex with the girl.
The witness dramatically recalled that he was giving him a lift when Jackson had asked where the woman was now living, bragging that he had had sex with her when she was younger.