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Baglan man jailed for child sex offences

Craig Botterill

A man from Neath Port Talbot has been jailed after he was found guilty of multiple child sex offences.

32-year-old Craig Botterill, from Baglan, was found guilty of sexual assault, sexual assault by penetration and rape of a child.

Botterill has been sentenced to 10 years in prison at Swansea Crown Court this week. He will be on the sex offenders register for life.

Detective Inspector Sharon Gill-Lewis said:

“This investigation, led by Detective Constable Jessica Williams, has resulted in the conviction and sentencing of Craig Botterill – a dangerous individual who has caused an unimaginable level of damage to his victim, both physically and mentally.

“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 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.”