Fred and Rose West’ of Barry, Peter and Avril Griffiths, jailed for combined 36 years
A husband and wife described as the “Fred and Rosemary West of Barry” have been jailed after grooming and raping teenage girls in their hometown.
Peter Griffiths, 65, and Avril Griffiths, 61, repeatedly abused the girls in a number of locations including at a sex party on a boat.
The pair were found guilty of rape, indecent assault, and taking indecent photos of a child relating to three female victims between 1978 and 1993.
One of their victims described them as the “Fred and Rosemary West of Barry”.
At Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday Peter Griffiths was sentenced to 21 years in jail for eight counts of rape, three of indecent assault, and two of taking an indecent photograph of a child.
His wife Avril Griffiths was sentenced to 15 years in jail for five counts of rape, two of taking an indecent photograph of a child, and two of indecent assault.
Peter Griffiths has been jailed for 21 years in total while his wife Avril Griffiths has been jailed for 15 years.
They will each register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives.
‘Fred and Rose West’ Barry couple guilty of raping girls