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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Colwyn Bay - pensioner Bryan Jones: jailed for sexually abusing two boys
Bryan Jones: Colwyn Bay pensioner jailed for sexually abusing two boys
By North Wales Daily Post
The 66-year-old made the children play strip jack poker and abused them when they were naked
The secret perverted past of a pensioner caught up with him when he was locked up for six years for child sex offences.
It was more than 30 years ago that Bryan Jones, now 66, sexually assaulted two little boys.
He suggested playing strip jack poker and then indulged in sexual acts with them when they were naked. The offences occurred in the late 70s and early 80s.
Mold Crown Court heard his victims challenged him about 15 years ago about what he had done to them as children.
He admitted what he had done, said he could not explain it and apologised to them.
Earlier this year the victims felt able to tell the police – and when he was arrested he made full admissions.
Judge Rhys Rowlands said Jones, of Penn Court, Llysfaen near Colwyn Bay, committed very serious offences when he took advantage of his young victims.
What he had done had a profound effect on them and they had struggled to come to terms with it, he said.
Judge Rowlands told Jones, who had no previous convictions: “You got away with your behaviour for many years. I am afraid at 67 you are going to have to face the consequences of what you then did.”
His guilty pleas were important, said the judge, who warned that if he had been convicted after trial then he would have received a nine year sentence.
The defendant had admitted 20 charges of indecent assault and gross indecency at the local magistrates’ court where they were described as "deeply unpleasant allegations”.
Prosecuting barrister Matthew Dunford told how when Jones suggested the boys play strip jack poker, one of them remembered praying that it would not happen, but it did.
The other recalled how he was told to fantasise about a super model while the defendant performed a sexual act upon him. He had suffered flashbacks.
Simon Mintz, defending, said that the defendant was an isolated and lonely man.
He had made full confessions and was clearly remorseful. Jones was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
The judge also made a life-time sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) which bans him from contacting the victims.
He is also banned from living in the same house as a child and must not have any unsupervised contact with children.
DI Kelly Isaacs of Amethyst Team (North Wales Police Dedicated Sexual Offences Team) said: “It’s important the public know that North Wales Police and its partner agencies offer specialist support to victims of sexual offences. Bryan Jones admitted his accountability for the offences he committed.
"Sex offenders should be clear that there are no excuses for the destructive impact their actions have on their victims.”
Amethyst Team provide specialist services to support victims and encourage anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence to come forward.
Reporting a sexual offence is about empowering victims and ensuring they have access to specialist support they may require.
If a victim does not feel ready to report to the Police then services can be accessed through the confidential Amethyst SARC Helpline on 0808 156 3658.