June 2016

Pensioner jailed for abusing teenager in 1980s

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A PENSIONER who left a Blackwood woman “anxious, nervous and sick” after he abused her as a teenager in the 1980s has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

He was found guilty of three counts of indecently assaulting a girl under 16 at Newport Court Crown last month. He had been on bail.

Newport Crown Court heard today that Evans, who lived five doors down from the victim’s childhood home in Pengam, was 56 at the time of the abuse while she was just 13.

Summing up, Judge Jonathan Furness said: “I have accepted that you have lived with the shame of your conduct for all these years.

“But you’ve not been prepared to accept the full extent of your offending and it’s only the verdict of the jury that has meant it has become apparent in the community after all these years.

“Going to prison will not be easy for someone of your current health and age. I accept that you’ve lost your good name in the community you’ve lived in all of your life.”

Evans, wearing a beige jumper, was sentenced to 15 months in prison. He will also be subject of a sexual harm prevention order and a sexual offences notification requirement for 10 years.

May 2016

Pengam man, 85, indecently assaulted girl under 16

A PENGAM pensioner has been found guilty of three counts of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 16.

Derrick Evans, aged 85, of St Deinols Close, was found guilty today by a jury at Newport Crown Court.

He was found not guilty of two counts of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 16.

He previously pleaded guilty to a separate indecent assault charge at Newport Magistrates’ Court.

Evans will be sentenced on June 17.

Earlier in the trial when the jury were told that the complainant did not think anyone would believe her over “this upstanding member of the community” at the time of the abuse in the 1980s.