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Female teaching assistant sentenced for role in paedophile ring

Female teaching assistant sentenced for role in paedophile ring

Justin Burns

Female teaching assistant sentenced for role in paedophile ring

A female teaching assistant from Windsor who helped a ring of paedophiles - including her soldier husband - has been sent to prison.

At Reading Crown Court on Friday Fiona Parsons-Davies, 45, of Charlton Way, on the Broom Farm Estate, was jailed for three years.

Her husband, Simon Davies, based at the Comberemere Barracks, will be sentenced at the same court on Monday, October 15.

The 38-year-old Household Cavalry Lance Corporal has admitted a string of sexual offences against children including rape and was described at a hearing in July as being at 'the heart' of the paedophile agreement.

Other members of the child sex network were sentenced on Friday. They are Nicholas Cordery, of Murcott, Wiltshire; Anthony Flack, of Bristol and Peter Malpas, of Northampton.

In sentencing, Judge Stephen John, said Simon Davies and Cordery were at the centre of the 'enterprise'. Judge John said the physical and psychological harm suffered by all children in the offences was 'difficult to imagine'. He gave credit for all their early guilty pleas by handing out reduced sentences, but said Cordery, Flack, and Malpas all posed a 'significant risk to the public'.

Scout leader Malpas, who is HIV positive, was jailed for a minimum of 11-and-a-half years. The 47-year-old admitted sexually assaulting a child in a car in the Windsor area and distributing, making and possessing indecent images of children.

Sheep farmer Cordery, 63, was jailed for 11 years for two counts of conspiracy to rape a child, and distributing, making and possessing indecent movies and images of children.

Father-of-two HSBC manager Flack, 54, was jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to rape a child, and making and possessing indecent movies and images of children.

The defendants must all serve the sentences determined by the judge - and will also remain in prison until no longer a risk to others.

The police investigation into the abuse network is continuing with a string of other prosecutions expected.

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