Rapist, 65, jailed 20 years after attacking child5:44 pm - 02/29/2012
It has taken 20 long, painful years, but justice has finally been served with the imprisonment of a 65-year-old man who raped a child in 1992.
The ordeal had left the victim, now aged in her 30s, "mentally scarred by the experience" inflicted on her by UK publican Harry Davey, recorder Bernard Gateshill told Leeds Crown Court.
"Your young victim spent 20 years thinking that you had got away with raping her," Mr Gateshill said.
"You have clearly ruined her life.
"The reality is you have escaped justice for 20 years and your victim has had to wait 20 years for an acknowledgement that you wronged her."
For two decades, Davey denied any wrongdoing and forensic tests at the time were inconclusive, Britain's Daily Mail reported.
What finally landed Davey in prison was advances in technology as part of a cold case review, which enabled testing of DNA traces on the girl's clothing.
"The victim . . . had gone to Davey's smallholding in Bradford in 1992 to help a family friend feed pigs. She was allowed to ride horses there, along with other girls," The Mail reported.
"Sophie Drake, prosecuting, said she went to the defendant's house thinking his wife was at home, but Davey was there and his young child was in bed. They were in the living room together when he grabbed her.
"The court heard Davey pushed her on to the sofa, pulled down her jeans and ignored her protests as he raped her."
The then-schoolgirl was spat on, beaten, bullied and forced to move because people claimed she had wrongly accused a married man of rape.
Davey has been jailed for six years and eight months. [not nearly enough time ffs]