May 2017

Child rapist who subjected girl to 4 years of abuse is jailed for 20 years

A child rapist has been locked up for 20 years for a sickening string of sexual crimes.

Swansea pervert Kevin John Turner subjected the girl to the torment over a four-year period.

His catalogue of crimes include eight counts of rape, three counts of sexual activity with a child, four counts of sexual assault, and possession of indecent images of a child.

The 53-year-old denied the charges but was found guilty on all counts after a five-day trial at Swansea Crown Court.

Turner, now of Felindre, Swansea, abused the girl when he lived in Ceredigion.

Judge Geraint Walters sentenced Turner to 20 years behind bars and ordered him to serve a minimum of 13 years and six months.

He will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

April 2017

Man, 53, convicted of raping girl under the age of 16

A FORMER Cardigan man who confessed to being obsessed with young girls has been told he will receive a jail sentence “in double figures” after he was convicted of raping a girl under the age of 16.

Kevin John Turner, 53, was convicted unanimously following a trial at Swansea Crown Court.

The jury heard the offending happened when Turner was living in Tremain, near Cardigan.

Judge Geraint Walters said he would sentence Turner once a probation officer had assessed whether he was a dangerous offender as defined by law. Turner had already admitted possessing 355 indecent images of children.

Turner, now of Gerdinen Ganol, Felindre, near Swansea, had denied the rape offence. He admitted having sex with her but claimed it had been with her consent.

Catherine Richards, prosecuting, accused Turner of “positively enjoying” giving evidence about how he had sex with the girl.

“What I did was very, very wrong and I am ashamed of myself. But it was not rape,” he said.

Turner admitted giving the girl “poppers” before having sex with her.

Following the verdict Turner was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 8 May.