January 2018

Pervert jailed for child sexual offences

A Llanwnnen man has been jailed after a jury convicted him of sexual offences against a child

Mark Weston of Bro Cadarn was found guilty on his 44th birthday of three offences of sexual activity with a child aged under 16

A jury at Swansea Crown Court heard that he was the second man to sexually abuse the girl

In 2010, another man was sentenced for almost identical offences against the same victim

Prosecution told the court that the 13 year old girl had confided in Weston about the earlier abuse because she thought she could trust him

Weston exchanged messages with the girl and went on to ask her for naked photos

Later, he progressed to kissing her and touching her intimately

The judge sentenced to Weston to five years in prison of which he must serve half. 

Weston who worked in the steel fabrication trade was also told that he must register as a sex offender for life