November 2016

Swansea ex-choirmaster filmed sex act and sent it to boy

A former Swansea choirmaster filmed himself performing a sex act and sent the footage to a schoolboy.

Ross Paul Mathews, 34, admitted two offences of inciting the boy to look at indecent images on Friday.

Mathews, of Brynhyfryd, was jailed for 10 months, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete 15 days of a rehabilitation at Swansea Crown Court.

The court heard Mathews had severed all links with St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Catherine Richards, prosecuting, said the boy had not made a complaint but had shown the footage to two girls who told their mother.

Judge Geraint Walters said Mathews lost everything because of a few moments of madness.