December 7 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A 59 year-old man was warned he faces a “substantial” jail sentence after he was convicted by a Norwich Crown Court jury of five sex offences against a girl, including raping the victim when she was 12.
Edward Davies, formerly of West Norfolk, but now living in Manchester, was cleared of the attempted rape of another girl and was also cleared of causing actual bodily harm to the victim and other rape charges against her.
Davies, showed no emotion in the dock as he was told by Judge Stephen Holt that he faced a substantial custodial sentence.
Judge Holt also ordered a report so that any danger Davies posed could be assessed.
He told him: “You have been convicted of serious offences against a young girl.”
He was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on November 18.
The girl claimed the abuse happened more than five years ago, but did not come forward until recently to make a complaint.
Davies had denied all the charges.