October 2018

‘Stealthy’ paedophile who abused three girls jailed for 12 years

Timothy Mark Williams arriving at Caernarfon Crown Court

A man who admitted sexually abusing three girls has been locked up for 12 years.

Timothy Mark Williams, of Ffordd Cwstenin, Mochdre Colwyn Bay, was said by the judge to have groomed the girls for his “own selfish, lustful needs”.

The 54-year-old was told he will not be released on licence until the parole board believe he poses no risk to the public. The judge also ordered the licence period be extended by a further six years.

Williams showed no emotion as he was led away at Caernarfon Crown Court to start his sentence.

Sentencing, Judge Huw Rees said: “Your offending involved no less than three complainants over a nine-year period.

“You groomed them for your own selfish, lustful needs.”

The judge added: “You exhibited all the hallmarks of a stealthy paedophile.”

In addition to the jail term, Williams was handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and must sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Williams had admitted 23 charges of abuse last month and appeared before the court for sentence.

Jonathan Austin, prosecuting, said the abuse occurred in the 1990s and 2000s on three girls who were aged under 13 at the time.

He said the first victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had complained to police in 2003 but no further action had been taken.

Mr Austin said police had investigated but there was a lack of corroborative evidence.

He said that, at the time of the investigation, Williams had turned his attention to the other girls.

Mr Austin said victim personal statements drawn up by the victims told of the stress and anguish Williams’ offending had caused them.

One victim said she had made two serious attempts at suicide, while all three said they had suffered from depression, anxiety and a loss of confidence.

The matters came to light last year when all three complainants were spoken to.