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Friday, 20 October 2017

Woman who carried out 'abhorrent' sexual abuse on boy, 11, jailed for 15 years

Written by Kim Pilling

A woman has been jailed for the "truly abhorrent" sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy.

Dawn Davies, 36, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 15 years after a jury convicted her of 12 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The court heard how Davies, of Marlborough Road, Salford, subjected the youngster to regular sexual assaults and forced him to have sex with her.

She often threatened to hurt him or would physically assault him if he rejected her advances.

Davies (pictured) was arrested in May 2015 after her victim disclosed the abuse.

Detective Constable Vickie Burgess, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "What this woman put this innocent boy through is truly abhorrent.

"She physically, mentally and sexually abused him for her own perverse pleasure and not once did she think about the pain and harm she was inflicting on him.

"He genuinely feared this woman and endured these disgusting offences. He was extremely brave disclosing what had happened to him and I hope this sentence goes some way to providing him with comfort."

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