May 2021

Paedophile, 73, locked up for more than five years for string of sex offences against underage boy

An elderly paedophile has been jailed after committing a string of child sex offences.

David Stanwick carried out the sickening crimes against an underage boy.

The 73-year-old was accused of three counts of causing or inciting a boy to engage in penetrative sexual activity and one charge of sexual activity with a boy under 16.

He also faced two further allegations of engaging in sexual activity in the prescence of a child under 16.

Stanwick, of Belgrave Street, Darlington, pleaded not guilty to all six charges.

However he was found guilty by a jury on March 29, following a trial at Teesside Crown Court.

Stanwick was also ordered to abide by a sexual harm prevention order and sign the sex offenders register indefinitely.