June 2016

Children’s TV presenter, and his teacher brother convicted of possession and making indecent images of children


Robyn Wheldon-Williams on the Brainiac TV show

Two brothers who have both taught at schools in Wales have admitted possessing indecent images of children.

Pictured: Robyn Wheldon-Williams on the Brainiac TV show

Robyn Wheldon-Williams, 39, and his brother Dyfan Wheldon-Williams, 42, both of the same address in Bontnewydd, near Caernarfon , appeared before a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court.

They admitted a total of 11 charges of possessing and making more than 1,400 indecent images and videos of children

The case was adjourned until July 8 for the preparation of reports by the probation service ahead of sentencing.

Allowing both men bail, Judge Rhys Rowlands said: “You have both pleaded guilty and this will attract credit when you return to court for sentence.

“I am not in a position to deal with you today because no pre-sentence report is available.

“You should not read anything into the fact you are allowed bail, especially you Robyn Wheldon Williams, as there are a significant number of images of category A. You must be prepared for all possible sentence options when you return to court.”

Robyn Wheldon-Williams admitted eight charges of making and possessing indecent images of children.

The number of images total 1,402 and 80 video clips and the offences occurred between January 1, 2007 and May 13 last year, the court heard.

Dyfan Wheldon-Williams faced three charges. He admitted making an indecent photograph of a child aged about 12 between April 27, 2011 and May 13, 2015

He also admitted a charge of possessing 40 indecent images of children between the same dates.

Dyfan Wheldon-Williams also admitted a charge of possessing extreme pornographic images.

Robyn Wheldon-Williams is a teacher at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon and was suspended from his post when he was arrested last year.

He has been a co-presenter on S4C children’s science programme, ATOM, as well as working for both the National Eisteddfod and Bangor University in the past.

Dyfan Wheldon-Williams teaches at Ysgol y Moelwyn in Blaenau Ffestiniog and is also suspended.

They were arrested in September of last year as part of a joint probe by Gwynedd Council and North Wales Police.