A MAN who sexually abused a little boy on numerous occasions has been warned he is facing a jail term.

Daniel Davey repeatedly molested the little lad when he was looking after him at his Chippenham home over an 18-month period.

Now the 21-year-old, who denied the allegations but was convicted by a jury, has been ordered to register as a sex offender and is facing jail when he is sentenced next month.

The jury at Swindon Crown Court heard on Friday (nov10) that the former McDonald's worker was living in Chippenham when the abuse took place.

The abuse was uncovered after the primary school age boy spoke to his mum in August last year and told them he 'wanted to tell them something dirty'.

Charles Thomas, prosecuting, said he described how Davey had performed oral sex on him when he was babysitting for them, the most recent time being that day.

The child's parents called police, who spoke to the child and examined his clothing, finding Davey's DNA in his boxers.

The jury also heard that on one occasion Davey's girlfriend had seen an image on his computer of an man performing oral sex on a child of about 13.

When she confronted him he told her that he had been sent it by someone as a joke - and Mr Thomas said by the time he was arrested he had long got rid of the computer.

Davey, of Highfield Road, Bradford on Avon, pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault of child.

He was convicted of two charges, one a multi-incident count alleging it happened on at least five occasions, and acquitted of a third, which alleged he touched the boy's bottom.

Judge Tim Mousley QC adjourned the case to a date to be fixed and released Davey on bail until then.