A 60-year-old man has pleaded guilty to 17 child sexual offences against seven boys from Doncaster.
David Jamfrey, of Scawthorpe, Doncaster, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today (Thursday 25 June) charged with multiple child sexual offences including sexual assault and sexual activity with a child.
He entered guilty pleas to 11 counts of sexual assault of a male under 13, four counts of sexual activity with a male aged between 13 and 15, one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under 16, and one count of attempting to engage in sexual activity with a child.
Investigating officer Detective Constable David Whitehouse said: “Jamfrey is a dangerous man who deliberately targeted and groomed vulnerable young boys for his own sexual gratification.
"Jamfrey abused the trust placed in him by the families of these boys and subjected them to horrific sexual abuse.
“I pay tribute to the victims who had the courage to come forward and disclose their ordeal to police.”
Between January 2010 and May 2014, Jamfrey committed a catalogue of serious sexual abuse against his victims, who were aged between six and 15-years-old.
In May 2014, a concerned parent found her son at Jamfrey’s flat along with two other young boys. Police were called and an investigation began, leading officers to identify a further five victims that Jamfrey had targeted.
DC Whitehouse continued: “I am pleased Jamfrey pleaded guilty and accepted responsibility for his sick crimes, thus sparing his victims and their families the further distress of a trial.
“The hearing today marks the conclusion of months of torment for the victims and their families and I hope they can now begin to move forward with their lives, knowing their abuser is behind bars.
“This case highlights the fact that sexual exploitation can happen to boys as well as girls and I would urge any victim of child sexual exploitation, or anyone who has concerns about a child, to report abuse to police so we can investigate.”
Jamfrey was remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday 16 July for sentencing.
The charges Jamfrey pleaded guilty to today refer to seven victims. The remaining charges will lie on file, some of which apply to a further victim.
Anyone with concerns about child sexual exploitation should contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency.
You can also report child sexual exploitation online through the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.