Child sex abuser David Madge was caught out in court in December 2019.
On Monday 9 December 2019, as a stalking complainant against journalist Richard Carvath (who was acquitted), David Madge testified before a Swindon Crown Court jury.
David Madge told the Swindon jury that he had wanted Carvath to testify against him, on behalf of Samantha Baldwin, at Nottingham Family Court on Tuesday 12 March 2019.
Carvath was prevented from testifying against Madge in March 2019 because he was arrested by Nottinghamshire Police, inside the court building, before he could give his evidence against Madge (and others).
But Madge told the Swindon jury he actually wanted Carvath to testify against him, in Family Court, in March 2019.
What would Carvath have testified about in Nottingham, had he not been prevented from doing so?
Well, as David Madge knew beforehand, Carvath was due to testify that he witnessed David Madge sexually assaulting a young boy (‘D’), at Madge’s Devon home, on Sunday 6 January 2019.
Madge told the Swindon jury that he had wanted Carvath to give his eyewitness evidence against him in Nottingham Family Court!
Madge said this to the jury in order to try to persuade the jury that he had nothing to fear from Carvath’s evidence being heard in Family Court, because – as Madge told the jury, in accounting for Carvath’s crime report (to Devon and Cornwall Police, about the 6 Jan 2019 incident) against him – it could all be explained by Carvath being a “nutcase”.
Madge would have had the Swindon jury believe that he wanted Carvath to give evidence of child sex abuse against him in Family Court, because it’s so obvious Carvath’s a nutter that Family Court would have dismissed his evidence out of hand.
Madge also told the Swindon jury that he did not call Nottinghamshire Police on his mobile phone – to get the police to come and arrest Carvath for harassing him (Madge had made a harassment complaint against Carvath in January 2019, as soon as he found out about Carvath’s crime report) – from inside the court building, as soon as Madge saw Carvath enter the court building, on the morning of Tuesday 12 March 2019.
However, Carvath’s barrister, Frances Pencheon, was able to prove to the jury (with police logs) that Madge did exactly what he said he didn’t do: as soon as Madge saw Carvath enter the building of Nottingham Family Court, Madge phoned the police . . . and the police arrested Carvath (on Madge’s vexatious harassment allegation), and so Carvath was prevented from testifying against Madge.
Pencheon thereby killed two of Madge’s lies with one stone. The jury knew for certain that Madge was lying about not calling the police and, by extension, the jury could confidently conclude that Madge was lying about wanting Carvath to testify against him.
Therefore, clearly, David Madge was terrified by the prospect of Richard Carvath testifying against him in Family Court.
Why did David Madge lie to the jury about the deliberate action he took to prevent Carvath testifying against him, and why did he make the ridiculous claim that he wanted Carvath to testify against him?
Well, we all know the answer to that: David Madge is guilty of child sex abuse.
Guilty of the child sex abuse witnessed by Carvath.
Guilty of the child sex abuse of which his young sons accused him.
In the photo: David Madge (left), partying in 2014.