January 2018

Kilgetty man given suspended sentence for downloading indecent images

A Kilgetty man who downloaded child pornography was so disgusted with himself he voluntarily enrolled in a self help group, a judge heard on Friday.

Gareth Evans, aged 61, appeared before Judge Paul Thomas at Swansea Crown Court to be sentenced for possessing indecent images of children.

Evans, of Kerrs Way, admitted possessing 16 indecent images of the most serious Category A, two of which were films.

Evans also admitted possessing 64 images of Category B, one of which was a video, and 127 of Category C.

Judge Thomas said he accepted Evans had shown remorse by already completing 15 sessions of a New Beginning course.

But he warned him that he had involved himself in an horrific trade that included the abuse of real children.

And he told Evans: “If you come back you will see me looking across this courtroom and you will leave through the other door.”

Evans was jailed for 32 weeks, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete 45 days of a rehabilitation activity.

He must also carry out 150 hours of unpaid work for the community and register with the police as a sex offender for the next 10 years.

December 2017

Kilgetty man admits indecent images charges

A sixty-one-year-old Kilgetty man who pleaded guilty to charges of making indecent images of children will be sentenced in the New Year.

Gareth Evans, of Kerrs Way, appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday, to admit the charges which occurred in May of this year.

The defendant is charged with making 16 Category A indecent photographs and videos of children; 64 counts of Category B images; and 127 counts of Category C images.

The matter was transferred to Swansea crown court for a hearing on January 2, and Mr. Evans, who was released on unconditional bail, was told by magistrates to register as a sex offender.