April 2020

Pervert subjected three young girls to systematic and prolonged sexual abuse

A vile and depraved pervert subjected three young girls to a campaign of systematic and prolonged sexual abuse spanning more than a decade.

Christopher James repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted the children after moving to Wales from Worcestershire.

The 60-year-old was convicted at trial in Swansea Crown Court of:

– 22 Counts of indecent assault,

– Indecency with a child,

– Child rape,

– Attempted child rape,

– Sexual assault of a child under 13,

– Rape of a child under 13,

– Attempted rape of a child under 13.

Sending him to prison for a total of 21 years, the judge told him that in the experience of the courts, offending of the kind committed by James had life-long impacts on victims.

Christopher James, of Brynheulwen, Blaenannerch, Ceredigion, had previously been convicted at trial when he appeared in the dock for sentencing.

Geraint Walters told the defendant he had been convicted of “systematically abusing” three girls over a period of more than 10 years.

Following the sentencing guidelines the judge sentenced James, who is originally from Stourport-on-Severn, to a total of 21 years in prison.

He will be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life.