October 2016

Paedophile jailed for seven years for offences against young girl

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A CEFNLLWYD man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after admitting 10 charges of assaulting a young girl and encouraging her to carry out acts of gross indecency.

Robert Vincent, 58, of Gwynfa, Cefnllwyd, near Penrhyncoch, had admitted at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court in August five charges of indecent assault and five charges of inciting gross indecency against a girl under the age of 14.

Magistrates heard that all of the offences were against the same girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and were committed over a five-year period in the 1980s.

After sentencing was passed to Swansea Crown Court because of the seriousness of the offences, Vincent appeared in front of Judge Paul Thomas QC on Tuesday, 19 October, where he was imprisoned for seven years.

The judge also sentenced Vincent to an extra year on licence.