March 2012

Dorset woman jailed for sex with two boys

A mother of five from Dorset who had sex with two teenage boys has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Davina Travi, 42, slept with the 13-year-old and 14-year-old as a “reward” after they smashed up a love rival’s car.

Travi was convicted of two charges of sexual activity with a child under the age of 16 following a trial.

Jurors were told that Travi, from Bournemouth, would regularly hold parties for children at her former home and let them smoke and drink.

The offences came to light when one of them told a social worker.

Jurors were told that Travi would regularly hold parties for children at her former home and let them smoke and drink.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Travi had sex with the boys for damaging her ex-lover’s partner’s car.

Travi claimed the boys were lying and said it was impossible for her to have sex with them due to a medical condition.

Maria Sciberras, CPS Wessex senior crown prosecutor, said: ‘Davina Travi, a 42-year-old mother of five children, was today sentenced for having sexual intercourse with two boys whilst they were only 13 and 14 years of age.

‘It was the prosecution case that Davina Travi incited the two youths to commit criminal damage upon her ex-lover’s partner’s car with the promise of rewarding them with sex.

‘She also sent more than 500 texts to one of the youths who had sex with her.

‘There is no doubt that she used the age and immaturity of these youths for her own advantage.

‘The jury at Bournemouth Crown Court also heard that parties were held at her house during which she socialised with young people, letting them smoke and drink.

‘It is a criminal offence for any adult to have a sexual relationship with youths under the age of 16.

‘We hope that this prosecution will enable other teenagers or parents to recognise a similar situation and come forward to the police.”

Travi,  was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.