Man who sexually abused four-year-old child jailed
A man who sexually abused a four-year-old child has been sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment.
David Eyre, 55, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on 23 October 2023 after pleading guilty to multiple counts of sexual offences, including causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, taking, making, and possessing indecent images of children, and possessing extreme pornographic images.
Eyre received a 14-year prison sentence and was given an additional five-year extended licence.
On 20 July 2023, Merseyside Police officers entered Eyre’s property after it was suspected he had been sharing and accessing child sexual abuse material online. Police officers seized his devices.
After reviewing the content on his devices, it became clear to the police that Eyre was in possession of indecent images of children, as well as in possession of extreme pornographic imagery. Some of the images involved him abusing a child, who was as young as 15 months old when the abuse began.
Sarah Egan, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service, said:
“There is no sentence that could truly reflect the seriousness of a case like this, nor the trauma that has been inflicted. However, the Crown Prosecution Service welcomes the sentence that has been passed, considering the sentencing guidelines for offences of this nature.
“We would like to thank the victim and their family for the courage and strength they have shown throughout the proceedings, as well as the parties involved who have assisted in bringing a successful prosecution. We hope that the prosecution allows the victims to move forward with their lives.
“The Crown Prosecution Service takes crimes of this nature very seriously and will continue to work hard to ensure offenders of child sexual abuse are brought to justice.”
Notes to editors
Sarah Egan is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS Mersey-Cheshire.
David Eyre (DOB: 04/05/1968) was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment and an additional five-year extended license for 16 counts, related to sexual offences, including causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, taking, making, and possessing indecent images of children, and possessing extreme pornographic images.