February 2019

Pensioner jailed for sex attacks on three schoolgirls 

Pervert George Davies has been jailed after carrying out sickening sex attacks on three schoolgirls.

The 64-year-old – who committed the offences when he was in his late teens – touched one of his victims in her private area and her breasts.

He also tried to get another victim to touch his genitals as he performed a sex act on himself, while he abused the third girl at the pictures.

The defendant, of Beaconsfield Drive, Blurton, denied five charges of indecent assault but was convicted after a trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court in November.

Now Davies has been jailed for four years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life.

The court heard the offending happened in Stoke-on-Trent in the early 1970s.

One victim read a statement to the court in which she said she lived in fear of Davies and another man, Barry Crawford, aged 75, of Brookwood Drive, Meir, who took his own life part way through the trial.

He denied four charges of child cruelty, two charges of attempted rape, 12 offences of indecent assault, two counts of assault and eight charges of rape.

Directing her comments to Davies, the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: “The things you have done will traumatise me for the rest of my life. I will have to go for counselling for a long time to try and come to terms what you did to me. I may never come to terms at all.

“I will never be able to forget what you did. I have no trust in men at all. You have shown no remorse for what you have done.

Judge David Fletcher said the three victims have been psychologically harmed by their ‘horrific experiences’ but acknowledged Crawford was the main offender.

He said his hands were tied as the maximum sentence for the offences in the 1970s was five years.

Judge Fletcher told Davies: “This was behaviour perpetuated by you during five years of the 1970s.

“The victims will agree it was not just because of what happened to them at your hands – it was to do with the presence of Barry Crawford.

“Your victims have had to live with it for 40 to 50 years and they are still living with it today.”

Davies will be considered for release by the parole board after serving half his sentence.

He will then be subject to supervision as he serves the remainder of the custodial term and an extra 12 months on conditional licence.