December 2022

Child rapist sentenced 

A 68-year-old man from Cwmmawr, Tumble, Llanelli in Wales was jailed for a total of 20 years after being found guilty, and subsequently convicted, of committing a string of serious child sex offences in the Hedge End area.

Stephen David Bron of Cwmmawr, Tumble, Llanelli in Wales was previously found guilty by a jury at Southampton Crown Court in November.

He was found guilty of one count of rape of a female under 16, one count of attempted rape of a female under 16 and six counts of sexual assault of a child under 16.

The court heard how the 68-year-old had sexually abused two children on multiple occasions over a 5-year period between August 1990 and December 1995 in the Hedge End areas.

One of the victims in her impact statement – which was read out in court – said that the abuse she faced ‘has been a constant shadow hanging over me’, recalling that she still experiences flashbacks nearly 30 years after the abuse.

The victim statement went on to say that ‘she felt like her body wasn’t her own anymore’ and that she can ‘only image what a different person I would have become if I had not had those experiences of abuse in my childhood’.

Stephen David Bron was sentenced on Friday 16 December at Southampton Crown Court to a total of 20 years in prison, eight years for attempted rape and indecent assault and five years for five further counts of indecent assault.

These will run concurrently with one another.

In addition, Bron was made the subject of an indefinite a sexual harm prevention order – as well as an indefinite restraining order to not contact either victim.