December 2015

Paedophile jailed after kidnapping boy he had abused on trip to Alton Towers


PERVERT David Wilson sexually abused a schoolboy before kidnapping him.

The 39-year-old groomed the schoolboy and showered him with cash and gifts before taking him to Alton Towers for a weekend with his grandma.

But he became angry when the boy spent time with friends and he woke him at 4am and took him off in his car.

The youngster, who was wearing his pyjamas, tried to get out but Wilson locked the doors and grabbed him around the neck. He then sexually abused the boy before returning to the theme park.

The next day he tricked the lad’s grandma into getting out the car at Keele Services so he could drive off with the child.

Now Wilson has been handed an extended 14-year jail sentence at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

Prosecutor Simon Davis said the defendant arranged for the youngster to visit Alton Towers and also bought him a £600 iPhone, clothes and aftershave.

At the end of May, Wilson paid for the child and his grandma to stay at the theme park.

But the defendant became annoyed when the boy spent time with his friends.

At 4am Wilson put the boy into a vehicle and drove off.

He stopped in a lay-by and locked the doors.

Mr Davis said: “The boy asked him, ‘Are you a paedo?

Wilson said he did not call it that.

He forced the boy to remove his clothing.

The boy burst out crying, he was so scared. The defendant sexually assaulted the boy.”

They left the hotel later that morning and stopped at Keele Services.

Mr Davis said: “The grandmother got out to make some purchases and the defendant drove off.

“The lad tried to open the door but the defendant produced scissors and said, ‘Shut the door or I will stab you’.”

The defendant drove to Liverpool and self-harmed with the boy in the car.

Wilson, of Seymour Street, Wallasey, pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual activity with a child and kidnapping.

Wilson was sentenced in his absence at his own request after he self-harmed at court yesterday.

His sentence will be made up of eight years custody and six years extended licence.

Judge Glenn said: “It was a prolonged incident. The boy must have been terrified.

“The defendant is a dangerous offender. I take the view he is highly dangerous.”

Wilson will be on the sex offenders’ register for life and was made the subject of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Detective Inspector Simon Caton, from Staffordshire Police’s child exploitation team, welcomed the sentence.

He said: “He is a devious and dangerous man who cleverly groomed a whole family which ultimately allowed him to carry out these terrible acts against a vulnerable child.”