Convicted pedophile found dead in prison cell
A British man who was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail for sexually abusing a young boy was found dead in his prison cell on January 12, according to Metro.
Daniel Davey, 22, was discovered in his cell at HMP Bullingdon in Oxfordshire, England, after being sentenced on December 1.
The former McDonald's employee was found guilty of sexually abusing a boy he babysat over a period of 18 months while the child was between 5 and 6 years old.
The victim apparently asked his mother if he could tell her 'something dirty' before admitting that Davey had performed oral sex on him on multiple occasions.
After the mother notified police, investigators found Davey's DNA on the child's underwear.
During the trial last year, Davey's girlfriend told the court that she had seen an image on his computer of a man sexually abusing a 13-year-old child, but that Davey claimed it was sent to him as a joke. But before the suspect was arrested, he had already disposed of the computer.
Davey pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault of a child and was ultimately found guilty on two of those charges. In addition to his six-and-a-half year prison sentence, he was also ordered to register as a sex offender and serve a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Although Davey’s cause of death has not yet been released, a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said that the Prison Service Ombudsman is investigating the case.