Rhydyfelin man guilty of historical sexual offences is jailed
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Huw Davies, 32, from Rhydyfelin, initially denied seven counts of sexual activity with a child but as evidence was uncovered during the investigation, he changed his plea.
On November 14, 2021, a history of sexual abuse was reported by the victim.
The grooming and sexual abuse started when the victim was 13 and continued for several years.
Davies took advantage of the vulnerable victim and manipulated her into believing they had a normal relationship.
It wasn’t until the victim was watching a Jeffrey Epstein documentary on Netflix that she realised she was a victim of grooming and sexual abuse. She then reported the historic abuse to the police.
Despite having little evidence to support the account of the victim to begin, the investigation turned a corner when the victim located an old phone that provided the detectives with overwhelming evidence to support her account.
Eventually, Davies plead guilty to seven counts of sexual activity with a child.
On Monday 9 January at Cardiff Crown Court, Davies was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison. He was also put on the sex offenders register for life and given a five-year restraining order.
Detective Constable Sally Kings, who led the case, said:
“The victim has been on a long journey but has shown remarkable resilience and bravery.
“We hope the outcome will give her some peace of mind that justice has finally been done.”
South Wales Police takes all reports of sexual violence extremely seriously and it is never too late to report a crime.
Help and support is available for all victims of sexual offences, and we would encourage any victims; no matter how long ago it happened, to come forward.