July 2017

Paedophile sentenced for sexual offences against young girl

A paedophile has been jailed after he was found guilty of sexual offences against a 12-year-old girl

Garage worker David Paul Hefferman, 36 years old of Abertysswg, Rhymney appeared at Cardiff Crown Court where he was sentenced to a total of seven years 

Hefferman continued to deny the offences and pleaded not guilty which forced the young victim to give evidence against him

However, the jury saw through his lies and found him guilty of:

  • Inciting a child aged under 13 to engage in sexual activity 

  • Sexual assault with penetration against a child under 13

As well as the prison sentence, the judge told Hefferman that he must register as a sex offender for life 

He was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order stopping him from having unsupervised contact with children.