October 2016

Pervert jailed after pleading guilty to meeting a child following sexual grooming

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A FRANTIC dad fears he will lose his schoolgirl daughter to a paedophile aged 55 who has just been jailed for grooming her.

Married David Say – pictured – who has three children and 12 grand-children, got two years for preying on the child, then 15.

But he could be out in months. And the victim’s father says the pervert has brainwashed his daughter so completely that she has threatened to run away to live with him when he is freed.

“He’s groomed her into thinking he loves her,” the dad added. “He’s got inside her head.“

She’s told me they kissed. It makes me physically sick. I’m still worried I’ll lose her to this man.”

Say, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, was arrested in November after he was seen stroking the girl’s hand. Her mum then found love messages from him on her daughter’s phone.

The pervert kept meeting the girl in secret after he was bailed and was once alone with her in a hut for up to 10 minutes.

Say also wrote the child love letters. In one, he said he would kill himself if she dumped him.

The besotted victim refused to give a witness statement against Say but he pled guilty at Norwich Crown Court to meeting a child after sexual grooming.

Judge Anthony Bate noted the 40-year age gap between Say and his victim and the fact she called him “Pops”. He said the law had to protect vulnerable teenagers from men like him.

After Say is freed, the judge will consider imposing an order banning him from going near the girl, now 16. But she could have it lifted as soon as she is an adult.

The court heard Say’s wife and family are standing by him.