May 2021

Man had sexual obsession with 13-year-old girl

A pervert cheated on his pregnant partner after he had sex with a 13-year-old girl with whom he groomed and had become obsessed with

David Beeseley started sharing sexually explicit messages and pictures with the girl on SnapChat, and knew her age from the outset.

One day he picked her up from her school in Leicester and drove her to the car park at Groby Pool where they engaged in sexual activity.

The next morning, after her parents had left for work, he turned up at her home and had sex with her.

The girl, who had been a virgin, believed Beesley was a 19-year-old graphic design student at Warwick University, but really he was a 29-year-old Starbucks cashier at Corley Services on the M6 near Coventry, and more than twice her age.

He also lied about his surname.

They had sex again on another occasion a few weeks later, and the girl, worried she was pregnant, told her mum she had sex with a man.

Her mum called the police.

At Leicester Crown Court on Friday, Beesley, now 30, of Proffit Avenue, Coventry, was jailed after admitting nine separate sexual offences against a child.

Judge Timothy Spencer told him: “I think you were overcome by some sort of madness.

“You had a decent job, a steady relationship and your partner was expecting your first baby.

“You had so much positive going on in your life it’s really dfficult to decide why you threw it all away.

“Right from the start you knew she was 13, but you decided to live out your sexual obsession with her.”

The court heard that Beesley had first contacted the girl in September or October 2019, when he was 29 and she was 13.

Prosecutor Michael Cramner Brown said he met her after school on November 4.

“He picked her up and took her to the car park at Groby Pool,” said the prosecutor. “She thought they were just going to meet to talk and maybe a kiss or two.

“She was in her school uniform and had some holes in her tights and he was touching the holes, and then they kissed and he pulled her onto his lap.”

The following morning they had sex in her bed, and after that he “went off the radar”, Mr Cramner Brown said.

A few days later she received a text message from Beesley’s partner, who told the girl she was eight months pregnant with Beesley’s child and asked the girl not to contact him again.

Beesley later told the girl he did not have a partner and that the message was really from his sister, who was being overprotective.

Beesley convinced his partner, meanwhile, that he was not going to see the girl again, and denied knowing she was just 13.

Mr Cramner Brown said: “He managed to wriggle his way out of it with his girlfriend.

“The girl bought it all, too.”

Beesley went back to see the girl on December 4, and they had sex again, including unprotected sex that led to the girl confiding in her mother.

As soon as Beesley found out the police were involved, he sold his phone. But because he was on a contract, phone records made it easy to find out who he was.

The girl was interviewed in May 2020 and told the police what she and Beesley had done together. Beesley was arrested in July 2020 and gave no comment at interview.

He later admitted all nine charges against him.

He urged Judge Spencer not to give his client an extended sentence – which can be given for public protection for someone deemed to be ‘dangerous’ – and the judge agreed, giving him four-and-a-half-years in prison.

But Beesley was warned it would not be an easy time, with people who have sex with children often facing hostility from other prisoners.

The judge told him: “As a sex offender, that will mean a very hard time in prison.”