August 2018

Bridgend man jailed for 12 years for child sex crimes

A Bridgend man has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of 10 sexual offences against a young female child.

Daniel Beveridge, aged 34, was charged with:

  • Seven counts of sexual assault on a girl under 13

  • One count of causing/inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity

  • One count of attempted rape of a girl under 13

  • Sexual assault of a girl under 13 by penetration.

The charges relate to one victim and range from July to October of last year.

Beveridge refused to admit his guilt, thus forcing the victim to live through the ordeal of a trial.

However the jury saw through his lies and he was convicted following a trial in July.

At Newport Crown Court, Beveridge was given an extended sentence of 16 years comprising of a custodial term of 12 years and an extended licence period of four years.

Beveridge was also made the subject of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offender register.