Saturday, April 8, 2006

Last Updated: Friday, 7 April 2006, 18:33 GMT 19:33 UK 
Three in court over abuse of girl
Frederick Lawlor was jailed indefinitely for abusing the girl
Three men have been remanded in custody by Llandudno magistrates charged with sex offences against a girl aged 13.Gareth Vaughan Lloyd, 47, of Brynteg, Wrexham, Alan Colclough, 51, of Rhyl, and Michael John Kenny, 54, of Gronant, Prestatyn, were arrested on Thursday.
They were charged following a TV appeal. A fourth man was also later charged with child sex offences.
On Thursday, Frederick Lawlor, 52, from Abergele was jailed for offering the girl to up to 50 men for sex.
Mr Kenny is accused of sexually touching a girl and with making an indecent home-made video of the child.
Mr Lloyd, a university degree student, faces two charges of intentionally touching the same girl.
Both will appear before Caernarfon Crown Court on 12 April.
Mr Colclough is charged with sexually touching the same girl and will reappear before the court in Llandudno on 12 April.
All three were charged following an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme on Wednesday.
Police also said a fourth man, aged 50 and from Colwyn Bay, had been charged with sexual offences against a child. He is to appear before Llandudno magistrates on Saturday.
Lawlor was jailed indefinitely on Thursday after admitting had 18 sex offences involving the girl who had told police that she was abused by up to 50 men.
Judge Merfyn Hughes QC told Lawlor that he has abused the girl on 75 occasions, many in the presence of other men.
Three other men who took part in the abuse were also jailed for more than 10 years. A further six were jailed for more than 17 years in total in February.
On Wednesday evening, a BBC Crimewatch appeal showed pictures of six more offenders who allegedly took part in the abuse.

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