Published Friday, 04 October 2013
A Bangor student has been jailed for rape. (© UTV)
Brian Davey continually shook his head as he stood in the dock of Belfast Crown Court and blew kisses to his partner as prison officers led him away in handcuffs.
At the end of his trial last month, the 22-year-old police officer's son from the Lineybrook Cottages in Bangor, was found unanimously guilty of two charges of rape, two of assault by penetration, a further count of sexual assault and an offence of theft on 30 May last year.
The trial began with the jury hearing how Davey invited himself to his victim's home and, after they had gone to bed, his repeated advances were rebuked.
He was clearly told, by the victim, that she was not going to have sex with him.
The jury also heard that while Davey was in the toilet, his victim texted her housemate saying: "I'm scared of this creep. I keep telling him to get off me... I hate boys."
She eventually fell asleep but awoke to find Davey performing a sex act on her.
When she protested and begged him to stop, Davey "moved up, pinned her by the arms" and raped her for the first time.
The student performed another sex act on his victim before raping her for the second time as she was "crying and begging him to stop" for the entire time.
When he stopped and left the room, the woman went outside and saw that he was "urinating on the landing".
When she challenged him about the sex attack, Davey said: "What are you going to do about it? You can't prove anything."
Davey left the house but was arrested within a short time after police were alerted and circulated his description.
When officers searched him, they found his victim's stolen silver watch in his pocket.
Davey gave evidence on his own behalf, claiming that his victim had been the instigator of all the sexual activity and had consented at all times.
On Friday, defence QC Terence McDonald revealed that Davey still maintained his innocence of the conviction which, he said, will leave him "stigmatised in a way that is going to remain with him for the remainder of his life".
Ordering Davey to spend half his sentence in jail and half on supervised licence, Judge Gordon Kerr QC said it was clear by their verdicts that the jury rejected Davey's claims.
The offences were aggravated, said the judge, by reason of the fact that Davey had raped his victim twice, leaving her suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and suffering flashbacks.
The judge said that in his view, the theft of the watch was "extremely mean spirited".
Judge Kerr declined to make a probation sought Sexual Offences Prevention Order as he believed the three years on licence was sufficient to protect the public.
He also ordered Davey to sign on the police sex offenders register for the rest of his life.
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