December 2019

Jailed: Married Telford paedophile abused two underage girls

A married paedophile from Telford who abused two underage girls has been jailed for five years.

Danny Antonio Brazier, 28, of Ketley, was convicted at Worcester Crown Court on four counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of engaging in sexual communication with a child.

Brazier befriended and groomed a 14-year-old girl, who had been identified as being at risk of child sexual exploitation, the court heard.

He engaged in a sexual relationship with her which resulted in the victim becoming pregnant and later giving birth.

Brazier initially denied the offences despite a DNA test confirming he was the father of the baby.

He also had sexual intercourse with a vulnerable 15-year-old girl on two separate occasions.

Brazier was sentenced to five years in prison and was also given an extended licence period of three years, having been assessed as “dangerous” by Judge Brand QC.

He was also made the subject of a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and put on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

Tamina Greaves, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “I would first like to thank the victims in this case for their courage and support in helping the CPS bring this sexual predator to justice.

“Mr Brazier committed offences against two unrelated victims.

“He targeted two teenage girls because of their obvious vulnerabilities. He pursued the victims so that he could exploit them sexually.

“The evidence against the defendant was overwhelming. This undoubtedly prompted his guilty pleas at his first appearance in the crown court. This meant the two victims did not have to go through the ordeal of giving evidence at a trial.

“Mr Brazier has started his prison sentence where he will have time to reflect on his criminal conduct.”

He was convicted on November 4 and sentenced last week on December 5.