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Man sentenced to 11 years for rape

A 30-YEAR-OLD sex offender who has been labelled a ‘danger to society’ has been sentenced to 11 years for rape.

David Sam Jones, of NFA, appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court on Friday, June 2, after admitting a charge of rape that occurred in Wrexham in January 2015.

He was handed an 11-year extended sentence, comprising of seven years imprisonment and an extended period on licence of four years. 

Jones was also made the subject of a lifetime restraining order against his victim.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Jennie Ribbons-Steen said: “Jones’ crimes have spanned over a number of years. He is a danger to society, and I have no doubt he would have gone on to continue to offend.

“I hope that today’s sentence brings some measure of justice and healing to the victim, and highlights that time is never a barrier to investigating a crime and bringing someone to justice.”

Trainee Detective Constable Natalie Edwards added: “I commend the incredible bravery the victim has shown throughout this whole investigation.  To speak out against such a violent offender shows real courage. 

“From taking the first step in reporting this crime to the police, to attending court, their strength has been immeasurable.”

Detective Inspector Chris Hargrave of the North Wales Amethyst Team said: “We continue to be committed to bringing sexual crimes to justice and I would encourage anyone who wishes to report a sexual crime to come forward and speak to us.

“The Amethyst team is made up of specially trained officers to support victims through the investigation. We work closely with the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) to provide confidential medical, practical and emotional support from specialist doctors, nurses and support workers.”