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Port Talbot man jailed for multiple child sex offences

11 May 2024 2 minute read
Handout image of Robert Johnson. Photo South Wales Police

A man from Neath Port Talbot has been jailed for multiple child sex offences.

Robert Johnson, 45, from Sandfields, was found guilty of sexual activity by penetration with a child; two counts of causing/inciting a child to watch/look at an image of sexual activity; possessing an extreme pornographic image; sexual activity (non-penetration) with a child and inciting sexual activity with a child.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison at Swansea Crown Court on Friday 10 May and will be on the sex offenders register for life.

Bravery

Detective Inspector Sharon Gill-Lewis from South Wales Police said: “I would like to commend the incredible bravery of the victim in reporting this attack, which has allowed us to bring a dangerous individual to justice.

“I again would like to recognise the work of PC Eleanor Dallas, who led the investigation which resulted in Robert Johnson’s conviction and sentencing.

“I hope that this sentence will serve as encouragement to other victims of sexual abuse to come forward. We will believe you and do everything we can to bring offenders to justice, no matter how long ago the offences took place.

“We take all allegations of sexual abuse extremely seriously. We have specially trained teams that investigate sexual offences and provide support to victims.

“If you have experienced these kinds of offences, you will be heard and listened to, and your report will be believed.”

South Wales Police guidance on support for those affected by rape and sexual assault can be found here.

Information and a supporting guide for reporting sexual offences is available here.


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