June 2017

‘Depraved’ pensioner jailed for 15 years for string of sex offences

A man described by police as a “depraved paedophile” has been jailed for 15 years.

Nigel Wade Paddock, 68, denied all 10 charges against him, but was convicted by a jury at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on Friday, June 16.

He had been found guilty of a string of sex offences dating back to 2010.

Paddock, from Tonypandy, was found guilty of nine charges, which included rape, sexual assault of a child under 13, causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

The court heard the offences, which dated back as far as 2010 with the most recent in 2015, occurred in the Rhondda as well as the Vale of Glamorgan.

Judge Neil Bidder jailed the pensioner for a total of 15 years, with an extended licence period of one year. He will also be placed on the Sex Offender Register indefinitely.