July 2018

Gary Blount admitted grooming girl, 14

A Clarbeston Road man who groomed a 14-year-old girl for sex has been jailed for 18 months 

Gary Blount, aged 39, of Lower Bletherston, had changed his pleas to guilty on the morning he was due to stand trial at Swansea crown court having initially denied all the allegations against him.

Blount admitted sexual activity with the girl by kissing her sexually and inciting her to engage in sexual activity.

Ian Wright, prosecuting, said Blount had befriended the girl and kissed her on several occasions.

He also sent her a string of text messages.

In some he told her how much he wanted to be in bed with her and others how he would like to shower with her.

Mr Wright said her mother became suspicious and checked her daughter’s mobile telephone.

She was horrified, he said, to discover the messages Blount had been sending her.

Blount, said Judge Walters, had had the gall to claim that the girl had led him on and was in some way responsible for what had happened.

He said he wanted to make it clear that it was never the fault of a 14-year-old child.

Blount was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order and must register with the police as a sex offender, both orders to run for 10 years.

June 2018

Man changes plea to admit sexual activity with teen girl

A Clarbeston Road man has been warned today (Monday) a jail sentence could follow after he admitted sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl.

Gary Blount, aged 39, of Lower Bletherston, had been due to stand trial at Swansea crown court having denied the charges.

But today he admitted sexual activity with the girl and causing her or inciting her to engage in sexual activity.

Blount will be sentenced on July 2 and was granted bail until then.

But the judge, Mr Recorder Duncan Bould told him the offending passed the custody threshold and there was “a very real possibility you will lose your liberty.”

Ian Wright said the first offence related to kissing and the second to a string of messages he had sent the girl.

Blount’s victim was granted permission to view and listen to his guilty pleas.

Blount was ordered to register with the police as sex offender before leaving court.