Dominic Purvis

Dominic Purvis (aka Dominic James, aka Teya Sue), a violent male transvestite, was convicted of three offences of distributing and two of making indecent images of children, two of failing to comply with the sex offenders’ register, and eight of sexual assault against three children. He was on the sex offenders’ register after being convicted at Bristol Crown Court in 2006 of possessing indecent images of children.

Purvis, 48, was sentenced to 14 years in prison with an extended licence of four years at Exeter Crown Court in 2015.

Despite being on the sex offenders’ register Purvis changed his name to Dominic James to conceal his past sexual offending and befriend a woman so he could sexually abuse three of her daughters. He was also reported as “addicted to internet child abuse images which he exchanged with fellow pedophiles around the world.”

The girls’ horrified mother only learned the truth when he was arrested for downloading yet more internet images. He threatened to kill the girls, their pet dog or their mother if they revealed what he had done and were so terrified they stayed silent until after he was arrested for the internet offences in 2013.

Judge Erik Salomonsen said  “You have no empathy with your victims. Quite the reverse. You suggest they are responsible for your current situation. I must consider the protection of the public and in my judgment you pose a risk to children.”

Purvis was a disc jockey and drag artist who used the stage name Teya Sue and sometimes dressed as a woman while visiting family. He also had a previous conviction from 2003 for fraud and creating false documents.

A 2019 article on Somerset Live revealed that, from jail, Purvis was pursuing his ex-wife (who left him in 2005) for money via the divorce court.

Photo via UK Online Sex Offender Database

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