Holiday families preyed on by child sex attacker
AMAN who abused young girls after befriending their families at a holiday caravan park has been jailed for seven years.
Barry John Hopcutt, was found guilty of three counts of engaging children under 13 in sexual activity by a jury following a trial.
Hopcutt, of Beechwood Mews in Tytherington, owned a caravan at a park in Anglesey and would offer families trips in a boat he kept nearby.
A judge at the court in Wales described Hopcutt, who worked for Monarch airlines at Manchester Airport, as a ‘predatory individual’ who gained trust and abused it.
Det Con Shona Campbell, of Caernarfon CID, said: “Hopcutt is a sexual predator who exploited families who befriended him while holidaying in North Wales so he could target and abuse their children.”
During the trial in Wales, Hopcutt claimed the allegations made against him by three young girls were false. He was acquitted of a fourth charge.
l● Barry Hopcutt has been jailed for seven years