February 2015

Rhyl man convicted of child sex abuse jailed for eight years

A man convicted of child sex abuse was jailed for eight years by a judge who told him: ”You have no insight into your offending behaviour or any comprehension of the harm you caused.” 

Bernard Cotton, 44, of Seabank Road, Rhyl, had been found guilty of three indecent assault charges and a count of indecency against a pre-teen female child

He was sentenced at Caernarfon crown court by Judge Rhys Rowlands who said the abuse had a “profound effect” on the victim. 

He must register as a sex offender for life and a sexual offences prevention order was made.