A perverted ‘monster’ was exposed when his victim came forward after a work colleague was jailed for sexual offences.

Terry Davison was only 14 when he repeatedly raped and abused the young boy more than three decades ago.

His victim faced the 48-year-old in court and while fighting back emotion, he laid bare the devastating impact the sexual abuse had on his entire life.

“This has had a huge impact on my life,” he said. “I was a young innocent child until this occurred to me.

“At the time, I felt scared and dirty and was not aware of what was happening to me other than the hurt and the pain.

“I was vulnerable and innocent when this man took away my childhood and made himself the focus of my nightmares which continue to this day.

“I awake screaming and terrified with those distant memories creeping in while I sleep. I grieve for the man who could have been if he hadn’t abused and violated me.

“I made the decision two years ago to expose the monster that you are Terry Davison, and today my life sentence ends and justice will be served.”

Teesside Crown Court heard how the victim finally came forward after a work colleague was jailed for similar offences.

Rebecca Brown, prosecuting, said the defendant had threatened to set his German Shepherd dog on the boy if he told anyone about the repeated abuse, which occurred on Teesside in the 90s.

Davison, of Sandyshot Walk, Manchester, pleaded guilty to six charges of indecent assault, two charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and two counts of buggery – which would have been charged as rape if the offences took place today.

Christine Egerton, mitigating, said her client had been leading an isolated life for several years before he was charged with the sex offences.

She said: “In his pre-sentence and psychiatric reports, he had told how he bitterly regrets what occurred. He wishes he could turn the clock back and that’s an indication of his remorse.

“Even though he says he can’t remember the details of what happened with the complainant he accepts what he has said and his lack of memory maybe a psychiatric defence to what he did.

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“He was 14 when these offences were committed.”

Judge Howard Crowson told the victim that he had to sentence the defendant as if he was a teenager today as he jailed Davison for three years and one month for abusing the boy.

“Your abuse of him had affected him into adulthood,” he said. “He says there have been occasions when he has been close to ending his life.”

Davison was told he would have to sign on the sex offenders’ register for life.