June 2018

Neyland man found guilty of 28 sex charges

Neyland paedophile John Smith – once known as Mathew Griffiths – has been found guilty of all the 28 child sex offences against him.

Smith, aged 47, of High Street, was immediately remanded into custody and will be sentenced to a term in prison on June 29.

Smith was found guilty of charges including indecent assault, indecency with a child, sexual assault and intercourse with a girl aged under 13

Smith was also convicted of possessing indecent images of children, making such images, and the possession of extreme pornography depicting women having sex with animals.

The child assault charges involved three girls and a boy, all of whom are now adults.

Smith had denied all the charges but was convicted after a trial at Swansea crown court.

On June 29 Judge Paul Thomas will decide whether Smith poses a danger to young people and, if so, whether to pass an extended sentence.

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