January 2018

Teacher jailed for abuse of five children

A former teacher has been jailed for seven years for the abuse of five children.

62-year-old Robert David Hughes, of Ystrad Drive, Johnstown, Carmarthen was found guilty following a trial at Swansea Crown Court of eleven separate charges relating to child sexual abuse against five victims.

The charges were eight counts of indecent assault and three counts of attempted indecent assault, which were committed while Mr Hughes was employed in educational establishments in Carmarthenshire and Herefordshire.

He was sentenced to a total of seven years imprisonment and must remain on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.