Man jailed for nine years for attempt rape of girl under 16
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Andrew Glyn Passmore, 41, from Hirwaun, has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of attempt rape of a girl under 16, assault by penetration and sexual assault.
In addition to the jail term, he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life; will be the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for 15 years; and has a 10-year restraining order placed on him.
Police Constable Natalie Cook said:
“I would like to praise the victim for the strength they have shown during this investigation. I hope that now Andrew Passmore is in prison this will go some way to helping them move forward and begin to rebuild their lives as this has had a significant impact on them.
“For those who have been a victim of sexual offences please be assured that we take all reports of sexual assault seriously. We will believe you; we will support you and we will do everything we can to bring an offender to justice.”
Rape and serious sexual offences are one of the most devastating crimes a person can survive and that’s why we prioritise it. Within South Wales Police we have a team of specially trained officers who work incredibly hard to target perpetrators of rape and provide specialist support to survivors who have been affected.