May 2017

Man jailed for a decade for years of ‘wicked’ sexual abuse against teenage girl

A pervert who admitted a string of sexual offences against a young teenage girl, including getting her to shave his genitals, has been told he continues to present a ‘significant risk of harm to other children’.

David John Williams, of Carlton Terrace in Swansea, but formerly of the Neath area, began his offending by kissing his victim with his tongue when she was 13 years old, and continued his offending over three years until she was 16.

Swansea Crown Court was told the 40-year-old would grind himself against his victim, make her watch porn with him, and touching her breasts.

He also made her perform an act on him, and would shave her genitals and make her do the same to him.

His physical offending stopped when she reached the age of 16, but he would continue to be verbally inappropriate with her, includng offering her advice on physical relations with her boyfriend.

Prosecuting, Dyfed Thomas said: “She is still suffering, and having nightmares about the abuse that occurred, and wakes up crying at night.

“She feels he deserves punishment by prison and it will show some of the pain she has been feeling all of these years. She has been suffering for years and feels it is about time he has some of the pain and suffering that she has had for some time”.

Williams had pleaded guilty to four charges of assault by penetration, six charges of assault, two charges of causing or inciting a child into sexual activity, one of engaging in sexual activity with a child, and another sexually-related charge.

Sentencing, Judge Geraint Walters told Williams: “You have admitted routine abuse from the time she was 13 years old. You frankly thought she would never tell. You were of course wrong about that.

“This court knows from bitter experience that offences such as this cause untold harm to the victim. It is not an over-statement to say that it is a truly wicked thing to do.

“Conduct such as this is life-changing for the victim. You subjected her to a catalogue of offending.

“You deprived her of a normal, happy childhood which is something that is the right of any child, and provides the foundation of adult life. I can’t roll back time or make up the deficiencies. It is a time that came and went and can never come back.

“Even now you minimise your behaviour, doing what many people who engage in sexual assaults do, and that is to blame the child. You describe a mutual attraction. There was no mutual sexual attraction. It is not the way a child behaves.

“Your motivation was a deviant sexual attraction, and you can’t escape from that. You have little to no insight even now to the psychological impact of what you have done.”

He said Williams presented a significant risk to other children of harm from other offences.

“Your only mitigation is your guilty pleas.”

Williams was sentenced to a total of ten years imprisonment, with a further two years on licence.

He was also told he would have to sign on the sexual offenders register for the rest of his life, and given a restraining order preventing him from ever contacting his victim again.

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