Paedophile, 66, in sex contact bid with underage girl
A 66-year-old paedophile escaped an immediate prison sentence after he admitted trying to make sexual contact with a girl under the age of 16.
Haydn Hill was jailed for six months, suspended for two years, at Newport Crown Court and ordered to register as a sex offender for seven years.
He pleaded guilty to four counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a girl at an earlier hearing.
The offences were committed between September 2018 and January 2019.
It was heard in mitigation that Hill, of Broad Street, Pontlottyn, Caerphilly, was a man of previous good character with no convictions recorded against him.
Judge Richard Williams told the defendant he must complete a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement and attend the Horizon sex offender programme.
Hill was also made the subject of a seven-year sexual harm prevention order.
He must also pay a victim surcharge.