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Child sex offences result in jail term for Clevedon man

Added on 08 August 2017 at 16:57

A Clevedon man who sexually abused young children in the mid-1980s was jailed for eight years and six months at Bristol Crown Court on Friday 4 August.

Martin Davies, 69, of Moor Park, admitted 12 counts of indecent assault on six children, who were aged between six and 12 years old.

DI Lindsay Shearlock said: “Martin Davies actively put himself in situations where he would come into contact with children. He would manipulate these situations to isolate children he wanted to abuse and then committed offences on them.

Image shows Martin Davies
Martin Davies

“His crimes came to light at the end of 2015 and an investigation began. Davies denied the offences right up until the first day of his trial when the overwhelming evidence against him became clear and he entered guilty pleas.

“I want to pay tribute to all the victims who came forward. Their clear and concise evidence ensured Davies was made to face the consequences of his actions, despite these offences being committed in the 1980s.

“We believe Davies may have committed further offences and there could be other victims out there.

“I want to reassure any further victims that they will be listened to and believed. If you don’t want to tell the police, please tell someone.”

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