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Swansea pensioner jailed after grooming 11 year-old boy

A Swansea pensioner has been jailed after being found guilty of grooming an 11 year-old boy.

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David Jenkins, aged 70 was sentenced to 20 months in prison for sexual communications with a child and sexual assault of a child.

Jenkins also received an extended five-year licence as a dangerous offender because of concerns about his past behaviour.

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The sentence followed charges of sexual assault of a male child under 13 and engaging in sexual communication with a child.

Jenkins from Swansea, was sentenced at Swansea Crown Court after he groomed and sexually assaulted an 11 year old boy on 30th August 2022.

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Jenkins will be required to be on the Sex Offender Register indefinitely and has been made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for a period of 10 years.

Detective Sharon Gill-Lewis from South Wales Police commented: “Our team greatly welcome the sentencing of David Jenkins, we led a thorough investigation and I am glad that as well as getting a custodial sentence also received an extended five-year licence as a dangerous offender because of concerns identified about his past behaviour. This will assist with safeguard the community upon release.”

(Lead image: South Wales Police)

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