June 2022: Now living in Kinmel Bay, North Wales

May 2015

Abergele pervert jailed after abusing schoolgirl

A 37-year-old man from Abergele has been jailed for six years for two counts of causing a girl under the age of 13 to take part in sexual activities.

Myles Wilson, prosecuting, told the jury at Caernarfon Crown Court that Gavin Wyn Roberts threatened the girl so she would not tell anyone about the abuse.

He said: “The defendant was a crafty and manipulative individual.

“The child only told someone (about the abuse) in the Autumn of 2013 when she told her grandmother what had gone on.”

The jury and Judge Merfyn Hughes QC heard evidence from the girl via video link.

In the original police interview shown to the court the child, wearing her school uniform, said how she would run away and try and hide from Roberts.

She said: “He would grab my arm and make me touch him.

“He also made me lie about stuff… and told my mum that I had been stealing food.”

At Caernarfon Crown Court, Gavin Wyn Roberts was registered as a sex offender for life.