NINE YEARS JAIL FOR SEX ABUSER
He plied teenager with alcohol
Victim mentally scarred for life:
A ‘MONSTER’ who sexually abused a teenage girl over a three year period after plying her with drugs and alcohol is beginning nine and a half years behind bars.
In addition to the jail sentence, Andrew Morley will also spend four years on an extended licence for his horrific treatment of the girl.
Morley, 49, of Borth Road, Porthmadog, had initially denied the offences and was due to stand trial at Caernarfon Crown Court last month.
But on the day his victim was due to give evidence he skipped bail. After he was arrested, he changed his pleas and admitted 12 charges of sexual activity with a child. He also admitted two charges of possessing prohibited images of children.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, read an emotional victim impact statement in open court.
Close to tears at times she said the effects of the abuse would “stick with me like a cancerous growth” for the rest of her life.
Describing Morley as a “monster” she said she had attempted to kill herself on more than one occasion.
Judge Huw Rees told Morley: “You abused her to satisfy, selfishly, your own sexual needs.
“You entered guilty pleas as late as late can be. She had prepared to give evidence but did not have to do so publicly.”
The judge added there were aggravating features, including grooming the girl and causing her severe psychological harm.
Simon Rogers, prosecuting, said the offences occurred in two periods from October 2005 until July 2006 and again from October 2007 until July 2010.
Owen Edwards, defending, said Morley understood what he had done and realised the harm he had caused.
“Through me he indicates he knows how serious this is. He knows he is the cause of the damage to this woman.
“He understands he will receive a significant sentence,” the barrister said.
In addition to the jail term Morley will be the subject of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and his details will be included on the sex offenders’ register for life.