Man jailed following historic sex offences against teenager

A MAN has been jailed for eight years following historic sex offences against a teenage boy.

Andrew Mark Bell, 60, of Plas Issa, Penycae, Wrexham appeared at Mold Crown Court on Monday, October 16th, where he was sentenced for nine sexual assaults over a two-year period.

Bell must also register as a sex offender for life and was issued an indefinite restraining order against the victim.

Detective Inspector Chris Hargrave of the North Wales Amethyst Team said: “The victim in this case has been incredibly brave in reporting these matters to the police.

“His determination to ensure that the offender was correctly brought to justice was motivated by a desire to ensure others are not placed at further risk of abuse.

“No sentence can ever undo the harm caused, but I hope this sentence today brings some measure of justice and healing to the victim.

“North Wales Police continue to be committed to bringing perpetrators of sexual crimes to justice and I would encourage anyone who wishes to report a sexual crime to come forward and speak to us”.

The North Wales Police Amethyst team is made up of specially trained officers to support victims through investigations of this nature.

The team works closely with the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) to provide confidential medical, practical and emotional support from specialist doctors, nurses and support workers.

You can visit our website here for further information on how to seek assistance and support – Rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences | North Wales Police

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