August 2008

Anglesey man jailed for abuse of girl

A 31-year-old man was locked up for 10 years yesterday for sexually abusing a young girl.

Jonathan Llewelyn Jones admitted five charges of sexually assaulting a girl under 13 over an 18-month period.

Jones, of Bryn Llewelyn, Llangoed near Beaumaris, also admitted three charges of taking indecent photos of her.

Jailing him, Judge Merfyn Hughes QC at Caernarfon Crown Court, said: “You sexually abused this young girl in the most dreadful way. The full extent of what you did will not be known for many years.”

Elen Owen, prosecuting, said the matters came to light last November after the girl’s mother became suspicious and confronted her. “She broke down and said Jones had said he would kill people if she told anyone,” said Ms Owen.

The court heard the girl made a videotaped interview in which she made allegations of sexual assaults over a period of 18 months between May 2006 and November last year.

Jones was arrested and two indecent images of a young girl were found on his mobile phone. “It is the Crown’s case these were of the girl,” said Ms Owen. She added a digital camera revealed a movie clip, 41 seconds long of the defendant and the girl.

Judge Hughes added that there were several aggravating features in the case which increased the starting point for custody.

“There were repeated offences and a degree of planning. Threats were made if she told anyone about what you were doing,” he said.

Jones’ name will be placed on the sex offenders’ register and he will be banned from working with children indefinitely.