April 2022

Caerphilly paedophile jailed for sexually abusing schoolgirl

A paedophile that sexually abused a schoolgirl when she was aged between eight and 10 has been jailed. 

Michael Patrick, 62 of Gwerna Crescent, Maesycwmmer, admitted one count of indecent assault and was convicted of another charge of indecent assault following a trial.

The offences were committed between 1979 and 1982 in the Caerphilly county area.

Judge Catherine Richards told Patrick: “I have to sentence you for two occasions when you sexually assaulted and abused a young girl aged eight to 10 years of age.

“The impact upon her is clear – the impact of offending of this kind is lifelong.”

Patrick was jailed for five years.

He was told he will have to register as a sex offender for life and was made subject of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.