August 2023

Bridgend paedophile jailed for ‘sickening’ abuse of children

A paedophile has been sentenced to a total of 20 years after he was convicted following a trial of a catalogue of sex offences against young children.

Daniel Atkins, 33, was guilty of rape, assault by penetration and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

The victims were children under 13 years old.

His most recent offences were committed in 2022 but the South Wales Police investigation discovered the abuse had been going on for six years.

Atkins from Bridgend was jailed for 15 years with an extended licence period of five years.

He will have to register as a sex offender for life.