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Sex abuse ex-scout leader jailed

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Davies, 48, is already serving a sentence for sexual abuse

A former scout leader has been jailed for life for sexually abusing a boy for six years.

Cardiff Crown Court heard Stephen Davies, from Newport, used his role in the scouts to befriend the youngster.

Davies, 48, admitted 10 charges of sexual abuse dating back to 1990, when his victim was 11.

He was ordered to serve a minimum of nine years after the court heard he is currently serving an indefinite sentence for raping a 13-year-old boy.

The sex offender has also served seven years in prison for raping a girl aged under 16.

These offences involve a gross breach of trust. Your victim was terrified of you
Judge Neil Bidder

Judge Neil Bidder told Davies: "You are intelligent and cunning enough to groom your victims and join organisations which would give you the opportunity to meet young children.

"These current offences and your previous sexual offences make it clear you are a particular dangerous paedophile with uncontrolled urges towards young boys and girls."


The court was told that the latest offences began when Davies used a camping trip to Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire to rape the 11-year-old boy.

Prosecutor David Elias added: "As the boy grew older he tried to stop Davies but if he resisted he would be punched until he gave in and Davies was careful not to leave any bruises.

"The boy was prone to emotional blackmail and Davies would say 'if you don't do it, you don't love me.

"He threatened to kill him if he told anyone what was going on."

The sexual abuse only came to light when Davies's now adult victims reported him to the police.

The paedophile admitted five charges of serious sexual assault, three of indecency with a child, rape and indecent assault.

Judge Bidder told him: "These offences involve a gross breach of trust. Your victim was terrified of you.

"You used this child like a sexual toy and were jealous when he wanted to have a girlfriend.

"Sexual abuse became part of your victim's life."

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