A MAN who sexually assaulted a boy on Anglesey in the mid-2000s has been handed an extension to the prison sentence he was already serving.

Robert Parry, 76, of no fixed abode, was jailed for a further six months at Caernarfon Crown Court today (September 4).

He had been jailed in 2016, for a period of 12 years plus an additional year on licence, for sexual abuse of two children.

Parry initially denied this particular charge, but then admitted it at a plea and trial preparation hearing last month.


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Prosecuting, Laura Knightly said that this offence took place between 2004 and 2006, with Parry’s victim aged about 14 or 15 at the time.

The victim was touched over his clothing by Parry for several seconds before he “backed away”.

In a statement, the victim said that this incident made him feel “petrified” and “embarrassed”.

He added: “I’m finding it very difficult to put into words exactly how it’s impacted on my life. For the past couple of years, it’s been eating me up inside.

“I’ve tried to bury it deep inside me, but as much as I tried, I couldn’t escape what happened. I’ve never felt the fear that I felt that day again in my life.

“I felt ashamed of my reaction when he touched me that day. I’ve truly hated myself for so many years.

“I’m a stronger person now than I have ever been, and I feel at peace with myself.”

Ms Knightly said that Parry’s previous convictions dated between 1985 and 2016, 17 of which are regarding sexual offences.

When he was jailed in 2016, he was also handed a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and made subject to sex offenders register notification requirements, both for life.

Defending, Anna Pope said that, “mercifully, the incident was short-lived, and did not involve the direct touching of naked genitalia”.

Parry is currently “locked up for 22 hours a day” in HMP Berwyn, she added, but has “worked hard in prison”.

He has studied all courses made available to him in prison so far, and is “anxious, when the opportunity arises, to resume those courses”.

Sentencing, Judge Timothy Petts described Parry as “clearly a predatory offender”.

A lifelong restraining order was also imposed, prohibiting Parry from contacting the victim directly or indirectly.

The SHPO and sex offenders register notification requirements will continue.

Judge Petts added: “For entirely understandable reasons, he (victim) didn’t feel in a position to tell anyone about this.

“I hope that he finds today an important step in his recovery from your abuse.”