Paedophile died in prison just weeks after being jailed
A paedophile has DIED in prison just weeks after being jailed for six-and-a-half years for abusing a young boy.
Daniel Davey, 22, was found guilty of sexually abusing the young male victim – who was aged five and six at the time – six times over an 18-month period between 2015 and 2016.
The former McDonald’s worker was sentenced on December 1 but died at HMP Bullingdon, in Oxfordshire, on January 12.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said his death in custody would be investigated by the Prison Service Ombudsman.
An inquest into his death opened was opened this week in Oxford and was adjourned to a date to be fixed.
HMP Bullingdon is a resettlement prison near Bicester which houses 1,109 adult and young adult prisoners.
The jury at Swindon Crown Court heard Davey, formerly of Bradford on Avon, abused his victim while living and working in Chippenham.
The abuse was uncovered when the boy told his mum he wanted to tell her “something dirty”, the court heard.
She called police, who found Davey’s DNA on the child’s underwear.
The court also heard that a witness had seen an image on Davey’s computer of a man sexually abusing a child aged about 13.
When confronted, Davey said he had been sent it by someone as a joke, but he had disposed of the computer before he was arrested, the court heard.
He denied the charges but was found guilty by a jury.
Man, 21, jailed for sexually assaulting young boy six times
A 21-year-old man, who used to live in Bradford on Avon, has been sentenced to six and a half years in jail after admitting to sexually assaulting a young boy.
Daniel Davey was found guilty of two counts of sexually abusing the boy, who was aged five and six at the time, six times over an 18-month period between 2015 and 2016.
Davey, who was sentenced today (Friday), at Swindon Crown Court, will also have to serve a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order and sign the sex offenders register. A restraining order has also been put in place to protect the child.
Man convicted of sexually abusing child
A man who sexually abused a little boy on numerous occasions has been warned he is facing a jail term.
Daniel Davey repeatedly molested the little lad when he was looking after him at his Chippenham home over an 18-month period.
Now the 21-year-old, who denied the allegations but was convicted by a jury, has been ordered to register as a sex offender and is facing jail when he is sentenced next month.
The jury at Swindon Crown Court heard on Friday that the former McDonald’s worker was living in Chippenham when the abuse took place.
The abuse was uncovered after the primary school age boy spoke to his mum in August last year and told them he ‘wanted to tell them something dirty’.
Charles Thomas, prosecuting, said he described how Davey had performed oral sex on him when he was babysitting for them, the most recent time being that day.
The child’s parents called police, who spoke to the child and examined his clothing, finding Davey’s DNA in his boxers.
The jury also heard that on one occasion Davey’s girlfriend had seen an image on his computer of an man performing oral sex on a child of about 13.
When she confronted him he told her that he had been sent it by someone as a joke – and Mr Thomas said by the time he was arrested he had long got rid of the computer.
Davey, of Highfield Road, Bradford on Avon, pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault of child.
He was convicted of two charges, one a multi-incident count alleging it happened on at least five occasions, and acquitted of a third, which alleged he touched the boy’s bottom.
Judge Tim Mousley QC adjourned the case to a date to be fixed and released Davey on bail until then.