For dog­ging’

Llanelli Star - - Letters - Robert Arthur jour­­di­

A JURY has heard about “a lot of dog­ging go­ing on” at Cefn Si­dan beach.

The claim came from Der­rick Al­lan, aged 49, from Ash Grove, Pon­ty­berem, who was found guilty of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a bikini-clad sun­bather.

Al­lan told Swansea Crown Court he thought she wanted him to touch her be­cause “there are a lot of peo­ple hav­ing sex down there”.

Al­lan said he reg­u­larly sun­bathed naked and that the Car­marthen Bay end of the beach was well­known among na­tur­ists.

But it was also the place for peo­ple to have sex in front of strangers, he said.

“There is a lot of nu­dity down there, a lot of swingers,” he added

“There is a lot of dog­ging. I have seen it my­self.”

The woman told the court that she was sun­bathing on a re­mote part of the beach when Al­lan lay down be­side her and touched her in­ti­mately.

Al­lan claimed she had been friendly to­wards him and he thought they had been get­ting on well.

“I asked her if it was okay for me to take my clothes off be­cause I usu­ally sun­bathe naked and she said it was,” he said.

“I touched her for a cou­ple of sec­onds. I thought ev­ery­thing was okay so I touched her again.

“I un­did her bikini bot­tom and touched her.”

Al­lan said he would not have given her his cor­rect name and ad­dress if he thought he was touch­ing her against her will.

The court heard that Al­lan had a pre­vi­ous con­vic­tion for in­de­cent as­sault when he touched a woman on her bot­tom.

The jury re­turned a ver­dict of guilty and Al­lan will be sen­tenced on De­cem­ber 21.

He was granted mean­while. bail

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