Port­madog man found guilty of in­de­cent as­sault:

Caernarfon Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Eryl Crump

AMAN has been warned to ex­pect a jail sen­tence after he was found guilty of se­ri­ous sex­ual as­sault charges by a jury.

Kelvin Gwynedd Evans had de­nied four charges and stood trial at Caernar­fon Crown Court.

After a five-day trial the jury found him guilty of two charges of in­de­cent as­sault and one of in­cit­ing a girl to com­mit an act of gross in­de­cency with him.

But Evans, 57, who lives in a car­a­van at Cen­nin View, Bryn­cir, near Porth­madog, was cleared of a charge of rape.

The jury of five men and seven women had spent more than nine hours de­lib­er­at­ing their ver­dicts.

Evans showed no emo­tion as the jury fore­man an­nounced the ver­dicts.

Sen­tence was ad­journed for the prepa­ra­tion of re­ports.

Judge Huw Rees said: “I ac­cede to the re­quest for an ad­journ­ment for a pre- sen­tence re­port to be pre­pared: that doesn’t in­di­cate what the sen­tence might be.

“I can tell you now it will be one of im­pris­on­ment.”

Evans was granted bail on con­di­tion he lives at his home ad­dress, sur­ren­der his pass­port and co­op­er­ate with the Pro­ba­tion Ser­vice in the prepa­ra­tion of the pre- sen­tence re­port. The court heard the of­fences took place in the 1970s when Evans was still a teenager.

The vic­tim, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, com­plained to po­lice in 2016.

Evans was later ar­rested.

Evans had claimed the al­le­ga­tions were false.

He will be sen­tenced in mid-Novem­ber.

● Kelvin Gwynedd Evans

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