September 2019

Convicted paedophile sentenced to a further 16 months’ imprisonment

A convicted paedophile has been sentenced to a further 16 months’ imprisonment after he was convicted of sexually abusing a young boy.

Glyn Davies, 74 (27.03.45) pleaded guilty to four counts of indecently assaulting a young boy under the age of 14 between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 1988.

He is currently serving a six-year prison sentence at HMP Bure, after he was convicted at Isleworth Crown Court in 2016 of two counts of indecent assault of a boy aged under 14.

At Croydon Crown Court on Thursday, 5 September Davies was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment, to be served consecutively to the sentencing he is already serving.

The court heard Davies was a dance/drama teacher who ran a stage school in Coulsdon in Croydon at the time, and was known by the name of Glyn Knowles when he committed the offences.

The victim, who was aged between seven and 10 at the time the offences were committed, contacted police after seeing a story about Davies’ 2016 conviction in the media.

He told police that Davies used to take him into another room during drama class and sexually abuse him.

As a result of the abuse, the victim said he lost his ability to trust in adults and that the incident impacted his entire teenage and adult life.

December 2016

Drama school teacher who used faked names jailed after admitting sexually assaulting young boys

A drama teacher who set up schools with a range of fake names has been jailed for nine years.

The 71-year-old was sentenced after pleading guilty to indecent assaults on boys aged under 14.

Detectives from the Met Police launched an investigation after two men reported being assaulted in the 1980s by a private drama teacher.

Glyn Davies was arrested on February 10 this year after detectives from the Met’s Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command identified him as using a fake name, “Glen Knowles”, which he used to run The Glen Knowles Drama Schools and Clubs in areas across Hampton Hill in Twickenham and Coulsdon in Croydon.

Davies, of Fir Tree Close in Bridgwater, Somerset was later charged on September 29 with two multiple counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14.

The 71-year-old was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to nine years in prison and he will remain on the sex offenders register for life.