Craig Lawrence Davy

Posted: October 26, 2012 by Serendipity in Victoria
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‘You’re not welcome here’: Victim’s relative warns convicted child sex offender following appeal

CHRIS MCLENNAN – Sunraysia Daily

13 Apr, 2011 04:00 AM

CRAIG Davy would not be welcome back to Sunraysia after his release, a relative of one his child victims warned yesterday.

“He should not be allowed to breathe the same air again as the people who are suffering a life sentence,” she said.

Davy, the convicted Sunnycliffs child sex offender, has won an effective reduction of six years of his jail sentence.

The Victorian Supreme Court on Friday upheld has appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Rather than a release date of 2022 as first sentenced, Davy will now be eligible for parole in 2016.

Davy, now aged 40, was given a lengthy jail term by Judge Pamela Jenkins in Mildura County Court in February 2009 on a series of child sex offences.

Davy, a former bobcat operator and taxi driver, pleaded guilty to 19 charges.

He had admitted “grooming” two young boys, one aged eight and the other aged 13, for repeated sexual acts after adopting a father figure relationship which lasted many years.

He was also convicted of producing child pornography.

Police seized hundreds of videos and thousands of photographs and child pornography animation when they first searched Davy’s house in 2008.

The appeal was heard by Justices Bongiorno, Harper and Jansen in the Court of Appeal.

Davy was sentenced to 16 1/2 years with 14 years set by Judge Jenkins before being eligible for parole.

The appeal reduced the sentence to 11 years with a minimum to be served of eight years.

A close relative of one of Davy’s victims said the family had already made a note of his release date.

“We will not forget, we will be sounding the alarm again in 2016,” she said.

“They get to finish their time but the victims suffer for the rest of their lives.”

The relative said the family was angry they were denied easy access to the Court of Appeal because it was held in Melbourne.

“Perhaps if they had’ve seen our faces, if they had’ve seen the victims as the original sentencing judge, their decision may have been different.

“They made their judgement off a piece of paper.”

The relative said Davy would not be welcome back to Sunraysia after his release and not because of any threat of violence.

“It would not be wise, there are too many people with long memories so we would make sure he would have no peace.”

 

Jail break: Sentence reduced by six years for convicted Sunnycliffs sex offender

BY CHRIS MCLENNAN – Sunraysia Daily

12 Apr, 2011 04:00 AM

CONVICTED Sunnycliffs child predator Craig Davy will be out of jail in five years.

The parents of one of his victims yesterday said they were appalled at a court decision to reduce Davy’s sentence.

The Victorian Supreme Court on Friday upheld his appeal against the severity of his jail term and as a result ordered an effective six-year reduction in his minimum term.

Rather than 2022 as first sentenced, Davy will now be eligible for parole in 2016.

Relatives of his still emotionally-scarred victims living in Mildura said they were shocked by the decision.

Privately, they said, they were even hoping Davy may have had more years added to his sentence.

Davy, now 40, was given a lengthy jail term by Judge Pamela Jenkins in Mildura County Court in February 2009 on a series of child sex offences.

Davy, a former bobcat operator and taxi driver, pleaded guilty to 19 charges.

He had admitted “grooming” two young boys, one aged eight and the other aged 13, for repeated sexual acts after adopting a father figure relationship which lasted many years.

He was also convicted of producing child pornography.

Police seized hundreds of videos and thousands of photo­graphs and child porno­graphy animation when they first searched Davy’s house in 2008.

Davy showed little emotion when he received the lengthy jail sentence in 2009 but family members of his victims were in tears.

“It’s more than we could have wished for,” a grandmother of one of the victims said.

That same family wanted to sound the alarm about Davy’s present success.

“The kids he molested are serving a life sentence after what he had done to them,” one relative said.

The appeal was heard by Justices Bongiorno, Harper and Jansen in the Court of Appeal.

They upheld several elements of the appeal, specifically the failure of the sentencing judge to give a greater discount for pleading guilty and thus saving his victims from the ordeal of a trial and also to fix a greater period between the cumulative jail and the minimum sentence.

The appeal court also differed with the sentencing judge on the method used to combine the sentences on each offence.

Davy was originally sentenced to 16½ years in jail with 14 years set by Judge Jenkins before being eligible to be released from prison.

He was 38 when he was sentenced in court, and was to have been 52 when released – he will now be 45.

The appeal was heard by Justices Bongiorno, Harper and Jansen who applied a new sentence of 11 years with a minimum to be served before being eligible for parole of eight years.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-02-26/sunraysia-man-jailed-over-child-sex-charges/1601610

Sunraysia man jailed over child sex charges

Posted Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:38am AEDT

A man from Victoria’s Sunraysia region has been sentenced to 16 years in jail for child sex offences and producing child pornography.

Craig Lawrence Davy, 38, of Sunnycliffs, in the state’s north-west, pleaded guilty to 19 charges and was sentenced in the County Court in Mildura yesterday to a minimum of 14 years before being eligible for parole.

Police seized hundreds of videos and thousands of photographs and child pornography animation when they searched Davy’s house last year.

The court heard Davy had groomed two boys for sex by establishing himself as a father figure to them when one of the victims was eight-years-old and the other was 13.

 

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  1. jade says:

    Your a very sick man Craig and I’ll never rest in piece well knowingly your still alive if I die trying I’m going to be the end of your sick life an maybe just then at the point where your Finley extinct of this earth just then I might succeeded in living a every day life justice will be the piece making for my self an my family and the justice is Craig Lawrence Davy is 6 feet under ground

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