Paedophile jailed over sex abuse in Caerphilly

A paedophile has been jailed for nine years after he was convicted of a string of sex offences.

Lee Pithers, 46, from Aberdare, committed a catalogue of crimes in the Caerphilly county area.

He was found guilty of 13 offences of sexual activity with a child and three counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

Pithers was locked up by Judge Richard Williams at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.

Pithers will have to register as a sex offender for life.