April 2020

Anglesey paedophile conducted decade long ‘campaign of sexual abuse’ on three young children

A paedophile who conducted a “campaign of sexual abuse” against three young children was today jailed for nine years.

Keith Davies, 63, from Anglesey abused his victims over a 10-year period, beginning in the 1970s

Davies, of Glan Cefni, Llangefni, had denied the offences but was found guilty by a jury after a trial at Caernarfon Crown Court last month.

He aappeared at Mold Crown Court via videolink from custody for sentence this morning.

Details of the offences were not outlined during the hearing.

Judge Niclas Parry told Davies: “You’re to be sentenced having been convicted after a trial of what can only be described as a campaign of the sexual abuse of three children over a period of some 10 years.

“You would take advantage of situations to isolate your victims and you would repeatedly sexually abuse them.

The judge said the harm to Davies’ victims could not be underestimated.

He noted one of the victims is “unable to put the matter out of her mind for even one day”.

Another had a breakdown and received mental health support, while a third received counselling.

“I can give you no credit. You had a trial and your victims were forced to relive their ordeals in public,” the judge added.

When the abuse started, Davies was not a “naive teenager”  but was “sexually aware and purchasing and accessing adult pornography”, the judge added.

“You clearly knew what you were doing was very, very wrong. You would tell your victims not to tell anybody about what you were doing,” he added.

In addition to the jail term, Davies must not contact his victims by any means indefinitely and his details will remain on the sex offenders’ register for life.