Dorset

Ex-Dorset fire chief David Bryant jailed for 70s sex attack on boy

  • 24 January 2014
  • From the section Dorset
David Bryant
David Bryant has been jailed for six years and put on the sex offenders' register for life

A former Dorset fire chief has been jailed for six years for a sex attack on a 14-year-old boy almost 40 years ago.

David Bryant, 63, of Grove Road East, Christchurch, was convicted of buggery on a boy aged between 12 and 15 at Bournemouth Crown Court in December.

The attack took place between January 1976 and December 1978.

His victim said the revelations about disgraced broadcaster Jimmy Savile had partly inspired him to report Bryant.

Bryant was made an honorary freeman of Christchurch in October 2006 in recognition of his four decades of service. He resigned in June 2013.

He was also previously head of retained fire crew in Christchurch.

Alongside his prison sentence, Bryant was also put on the sex offenders' register for life.

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