March 2018

Violent sexual predator jailed for sexual assault on schoolgirl

A sexual predator has been sentenced after he was found guilty of a violent sexual assault on a schoolgirl.

Father of one Joel David Roberts, 25 of Nantymoel appeared at Cardiff Crown Court, where he was charged with sexual penetration of a child aged under 16 and the rape of a child aged under 16. However, the rape charge was lowered to sexual penetration.

The court was told that Roberts had pressured two 14-year-old girls into drinking alcohol with the intention of getting them drunk

Later, when the girls showed the effects of the drink, Roberts pounced on one girl as she lay on the floor playing with her phone. He hit her, which caused her to lose consciousness. He then ripped her clothes off and penetrated her. 

Roberts then went on to sexually assault the other girl.

Roberts was sentenced to six years imprisonment and was told that he must register as a sex offender for 10 years