Paedophile given 23-year sentence for sexually abusing three youngsters
Judge Julian Lambert told Paul Davies that he was such a high risk of future abuse that he also banned him from contact with any person under 16.
Davies, 54, of Trinity Court, Nailsea, denied the charges but was convicted after a trial at Bristol Crown Court.
A jury found him guilty of indecently assaulting one girl as well as subjecting a second to an indecent assault and two offences of indecency with a child.
Davies was also found to have sexually abused a third girl in nine charges, which included attempted rape.
Judge Lambert said: “You are responsible for shockingly sordid exploitation of (the complainants) for sexual purposes.
“Targeting innocent children in this way is utterly abhorrent and is bound to receive condign punishment.
“I assess you as dangerous and highly so. I do so because of the persistence with which you have targeted these children and the fact that you did nothing to learn from a previous conviction.
“You have shown yourself to be a sexual predator and I conclude you will take opportunities to abuse the young as and when these arise.”
Davies was handed an extended 23 year sentence, amounting to 18 years’ custody and an extended period of five years on licence.
James Ward, prosecuting, told the jury Davies touched the youngsters intimately, got them to touch him and attempted to rape one child.