A paedophile has been given a nine-year jail sentence for a series of historical sex offences which took place in Caerphilly County Borough.
Lee Pithers, 46, from Ynyscynon Street, Cwmbach, Rhondda Cynon Taf, was sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on June 11.
He was found guilty of seven counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child, four counts of non-penetrative sexual activity with a child, and five counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
Detective Constable Gemma Davies, of Gwent Police, led the investigation.
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DC Davies said: “This case, involving historical sexual abuse allegations, demonstrates our commitment to investigating such cases that have a such a long-term, damaging effect on victims.
“I’d like to thank the victim and witness for their courage and strength throughout the investigation – without them this predator wouldn’t have been brought to justice.”
Pithers has been listed on the sex offenders register indefinitely and has been given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order until further notice.
He will be prevented from having unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 16, and will be unable to live with anyone aged under 16.
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