Jehovah’s Witness elder jailed for 12 years for multiple sexual offences against young girl
A Jehovah’s Witness elder has been jailed for 12 years at Truro crown court for sexually abusing a young girl over a period of six years
David Dennis, 60 of Chawleigh Close, Gunnislake pleaded guilty to all 25 offences of which he was accused
1. Nine of indecent assault of a child aged under 13 years old
2. Twelve of sexual assault of a child aged under 13 years old
3. Four of sexual assault by penetration of a child aged under 13 years old
The female child was systematically sexually abused from the age of just five or six years old at a previous address in Harrowbarrow
The child suffered a catalogue of harrowing abuse which took place over a period of six years.
Court documents showed that Dennis admitted that the child would beg him to stop the abuse but he would continue to force to her to do it regardless of her pleas
Perverted Dennis showed no remorse at the sentencing and even blew a kiss to the family of the child after been sent down.
The judge said it was a serious and extreme abuse of trust. The judge continued by saying that in his world Dennis may of been seen as a pillar of the community and well respected within his religion but he had a very sordid side to him
The judge branded him evil and depraved as he imprisoned him for twelve years
David Dennis will be registered as a sex offender for life and was banned from working with children indefinitely