‘I hate him for what he did to my girl. He’s evil’ (17.08.07)Posted: June 1, 2014
Leicester Mercury, 17th August 2007
Paedophile David Joy was jailed this week. Lee Marlow talks to the mother of one of his victims
It is more than a quarter of a century since David Joy sat on the sofa in Ann’s front room, drinking her coffee, soft soaping her with his easy charm, gaining her trust – while abusing her youngest daughter.
If she closes her eyes, she can still see him there, chatting, laughing – his off-white teeth peeping through the rat’s nest of his greying beard – and dazzling them with his scholarly intelligence.
David Joy was a popular figure in Barrow-upon-Soar in the late 70s.
He was a clever maths teacher fallen on hard times. His wife and three kids had left him. No-one knew why, when or where to, except that it was “a long way away” and he had little or no contact with them.
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