15 Sep 2017

Gordon Fleming, aged 66, today appeared before Swansea Crown Court and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

He had appeared before Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday, April 25, and pleaded guilty to child sexual offences committed in the Powys area in the 1970s.

He subsequently pleaded guilty to further charges on Thursday, August 10th when he appeared at Swansea Crown Court.

Chief Inspector Steve Davies, who led the investigation, said :

“This is a significant custodial sentence passed down to a perpetrator of non-recent sexual offending. The sentence recognises the control and long-lasting harm caused to victims by an individual who betrayed his position of trust to sexually abuse children.

“I would like to thank all those who were affected for their courage in coming forward which led to the sentence today”

“We continue to work with our partners to make sure the best level of support is given to survivors of sexual abuse.”

The safety, welfare and protection of vulnerable people is an absolute priority for Dyfed-Powys Police.

Anyone affected by abuse should not suffer in silence. Information and advice is available from:

·        Police on 101 or visit www.dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

·        Victim Support  08453 030 900

·        Childrens Commissioner for Wales on 0808 801 1000 or visit www.childcomwales.org.uk

·        NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or visit www.nspcc.org.uk

or speak to someone you trust.

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15/9/17