Anglesey woman found guilty of sexual touching of three-year-old girl

Published date: 29 August 2014 |
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AN ANGLESEY woman secretly filmed by her suspicious boyfriend as she physically and sexually abused his three-year-old daughter was warned that she faced a jail term.

The blonde had admitted child cruelty but a Caernarfon crown court jury took just half an hour to find her guilty of sexual touching which she denied.

Her counsel Meirion Lewis Jones said the 31-year-old Anglesey woman, with no previous convictions, had to be dealt with for a "uniquely horrible event."

Judge David Hale said it was bizarre behaviour by the woman who had a succession of relationships and a "long history of unfortunate events in her life."

Remanding her in custody for a pre-sentence report, the judge said: "There's bound to be a degree of local anger towards her."

Judge Hale said it was an "inevitable" prison sentence and four years the starting point.

The worried dad had placed a BlackBerry mobile phone under his daughter's bed, a year ago, and left it to record. When he listened to the recording later he heard the little girl crying and screaming.

The following night he left the BlackBerry in-between cushions opposite the bed and activated the video camera.

A second mobile phone was put under the bed to record sound.

Footage was played to the jury.

Screaming and sobbing could be heard, the bruised victim was pulled up from her bed by the hair, and she was

slapped.

The dad said in a statement read to the court that he was "shocked and sickened" by what occurred. He phoned the police and ordered his partner to leave the house.

She claimed to him she had done nothing wrong but then aded: "Sorry, it was only the once."

Judge Hale told the jury before they retired to consider their verdict: "It's beyond doubt that when you watched that tape you will have been extremely disturbed.

“It was a horrible thing to have to watch."

But they had to be sure she touched the girl's intimate area without reasonable excuse.

The prosecution claimed it caused a tear of the skin.

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