Dec 2006

Five years in jail for paedophile, 38

A KITCHEN porter from Barry last week started a five-year jail sentence after he sexually abused a schoolgirl.

Melvyn Moreton, aged 38, of St Mary’s Avenue, assaulted the youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, from when she was eight years old until she was 11.

Cardiff Crown Court heard that he would make the girl pretend she had been kidnapped and he would play out a fantasy of rescuing her before abusing her.

Moreton denied nine charges of indecent assault and indecency against a child, but was found guilty after a two-day trial.

Judge Christopher Vosper told him on Monday: “You have still not acknowledged any responsibility for your actions and you represent a continued danger to young girls.

“Your crimes were so serious that only immediate custody is justified.”

Moreton was also disqualified from working with children.