Sexual predator who drugged boy finally admits to offending

Dwayne Davis

A man who plied a boy with drugs and alcohol and sexually abused him has finally admitted his offending.

Dawyne John Davis (40) was found guilty on various sex and drugs charges at a Dunedin District Court trial and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in September 2016.

At that hearing he unleashed an expletive-laden rant and was led out of the dock by security guards. His counsel told the court the man maintained his innocence.

However, when Davis came before the Parole Board this month his counsel Sarah Saunderson-Warner said her client accepted responsibility for the offending.

At trial, the court heard Davis provided a boy, who knew his son, with cannabis and “eight to nine cans of alcohol’’ at the defendant’s Waihola home.

He then carried him to bed under the guise of putting him down to

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