September 2015

Paedophile jailed for raping nine-year-old girl


A paedophile has been jailed for 12 years for raping a nine-year-old girl.

Byron Williams, 51, groomed his young victim – now in her 20s – by giving her gifts, including magazines and sweets.

Williams, of Tonypandy in Rhondda Cynon Taf, had denied rape and indecent assault but was found guilty after a trial.

Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court was told how the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had a “tragic life”.

Judge Daniel Williams told him: “You are cunning and devious.

“You saw her vulnerability as an opportunity to sexually abuse her.”