The daughter of a Southampton pensioner jailed for sexually abusing a young boy and exposing himself to a woman said she hoped he would die behind bars.

David Seagrave, 83, of Witts Hill, was jailed for two-and-a-half years and was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for five years.

Speaking after the hearing, his estranged daughter, said: "He's a predator, a manipulator, and a destroyer of lives. Two-and-a-half years is reasonable."

She travelled from her home in another part of the UK to attend the hearing.

Asked if she thought Seagrave would die behind bars, she added: "Hopefully."

Daily Echo: David Seagrave was jailed at Salisbury Crown CourtDavid Seagrave was jailed at Salisbury Crown Court (Image: Newsquest.)

The pensioner was convicted following a trial at Southampton Crown Court in April this year.

He was found guilty of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, and sexually assaulting a child. He was also convicted of exposing himself to an adult woman.

Seagrave was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court for his crimes, which were committed in Southampton from 2019 onwards.

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Tim Moores, prosecuting, said the defendant had committed "multiple offences over an extended period".

Mr Moores quoted part of a victim impact statement made by the mother of the boy Seagrave abused.

She said her son suffered flashbacks and was wary of men as a result of the defendant's behaviour, adding: "He's nervous in situations where he might end up alone with a male adult."

Mr Moores also cited the impact of Seagrave's actions on his other victim, saying she was "nervous, edgy, and stressed".

Daily Echo: David Seagrave was found guilty following a trial at Southampton Crown Court earlier this yearDavid Seagrave was found guilty following a trial at Southampton Crown Court earlier this year (Image: Newsquest)

Simon Walters, mitigating, described the offending as "opportunistic". He added that the defendant was currently taking numerous medications for a range of conditions, and had lost a lot of weight since his trial.

Judge Nicholas Rowland said the pensioner had committed a "particularly unpleasant" catalogue of offences against his female victim.

Passing sentence he told the defendant: "I take account of your age and the various ailments you have."

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During the trial, Mr Moores said Seagrave repeatedly performed a sex act in his garden shed after leaving the door open, which meant he was visible to other people living in the area.

Mr Moores also referred to allegations made by the young boy.

After being arrested, he said, the defendant denied touching the boy's bottom, claiming all he did was kiss him on the face.

Following the guilty verdicts, Seagrave was remanded on bail but failed to keep appointments ordered by the court and was arrested on October 5, Judge Rowland was told.