Woman jailed 15 years for "abhorrent" sexual abuse of young boy

The court heard Dawn Davies subjected the boy to regular sexual assaults

Woman jailed 15 years for "abhorrent" sexual abuse of young boy

Dawn Davies | Image: Greater Manchester Police

A woman who sexually abused a young boy in Britain has been jailed for 15 years.

Dawn Davies was sentenced at Manchester Crown Square on Wednesday.

She was found guilty of 12 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity by a jury at a previous hearing.

The court heard she subjected the boy 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 said no.

In 2015, the victim revealed the abuse and Davies was subsequently arrested in May that year.

Detective Constable Vickie Burgess, from Salford's Public Protection Unit, 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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