February 2019

Pensioner told schoolgirl he wanted to ‘show her how to make babies’

A 78-year-old man who sexually assaulted a young girl and told her he wanted to “show her how to make babies” did not believe he had done anything wrong, a court heard.

Peter Llewellyn touched the schoolgirl’s breasts and genitals, and forced her to touch his penis.

He then told her to say nothing about the abuse.

Swansea Crown Court heard that when Llewelyn was arrested, he tried to blame his young victim for what had happened.

A judge told the defendant he clearly had “distorted thinking”.

Ian Wright, prosecuting, said the abuse of the girl involved Llewelyn touching her genitals and bottom, fondling her breasts, and putting her hand inside his underpants and onto his penis.

The girl told him to stop, but he held her hand in position.

The defendant then told the schoolgirl he wanted to “show her how to make babies”, and said this was the kind of thing he used to do with his wife.

Mr Wright said the girl did not immediately report the matter to her parents but a couple of days later, while she was having a sleep-over party with friends, she told them what had happened.

One of the friends went straight to the girl’s mother to tell her, and then the police were called.

In his subsequent police interview, Llewelyn called the girl a “story-teller”.

The court heard details of a victim impact statement written by the girl’s father on behalf of the whole family in which he said the assaults had caused them all “so much heartache and pain”.

He added that his daughter was receiving counselling from children’s charity, the NSPCC, and was “doing well” but still felt “guilty” about what happened.

Llewelyn, of Tyn y Twr, Baglan, Port Talbot, had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting a girl under 13, and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, when he appeared in the dock for sentencing.

Judge Geraint Walters said he had read a pre-sentence report into Llewelyn which showed the defendant’s “distorted thinking”, and that he did not think he had done anything wrong.

The judge said in the words of the probation officer who had interviewed the defendant, he had tried to “assassinate the character” of the little girl, and had sought to pass the blame for the incident onto her.

Judge Walters told Llewelyn he had taken advantage of a young girl to sexually assault her, and to say “hugely inappropriate” things to her.

Giving the defendant a 25% discount for his guilty pleas, the judge sentenced him to 45 months in prison for each of the three offences, the sentences to run concurrently with one another making a total sentence of 45 months.

Llewelyn will serve half that time in custody before being released on licence to serve the remainder in the community.