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Convicted paedophile from Cardiff is sentenced to 20 years

Robert Evans

A convicted paedophile has been sentenced to 20 years and 8 months for historic sexual offences against a child.

Robert Evans from Ely, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to nine offences including rape of a child, sexual assault of child under 13 and breach of sex offenders’ notification requirements.

His offending came to light when the victim told his mother.

When arrested, Evans told officers: “I knew this was coming, I have been waiting for this day for a long time now.

Evans, 58, made full admissions and on April 8, 2024, he was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court to 12 years and eight months imprisonment, with an extended licence period of eight years. He was also made subject to sex offender notification requirements and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order indefinitely.

The officer in the case was Detective Constable Chloe Parfitt from Cardiff and Vale BCU Rape Investigation Team.