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Salford woman jailed for sexually abusing boy


A Salford woman who sexually abused a boy has been jailed.

Dawn Davies (04/11/1980) Marlborough Road was sentenced to 15 years at Manchester Crown Square yesterday (Wednesday 18 October 2017).

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 how Davies 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 disclosed the abuse and Davies was subsequently arrested in May 2015.

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."


Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

- If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

- You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.

- St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.

- Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. Black and Minority Ethnic helpline: 0161 273 4514.

© Greater Manchester Police 2017