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Mancot man wrote 'ugly' song about victim

Published date: 14 March 2014 |
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A SEX attacker who later wrote a song about his victim has been jailed.

Robert Gwyn Lewis, 31, performed it and posted it on Facebook to try and intimidate her.

He also threatened to kill her if she turned up in court to give evidence against him when he saw her face-to-face.

At Mold Crown Court Lewis, of Deiniol’s Road in Mancot, Deeside, was jailed for a total of nine years.

He admitted sexual assault by penetration and physical assault on the woman – including an incident where he gripped her around the throat and she thought she was going to die.

Lewis also admitted perverting the course of justice.        

Prosecuting barrister Elen Owen told how the victim found the song particularly upsetting and she felt sick when she saw it.

He repeated in the chorus “I hope you die” and he described her as “a scum bag and a liar”

The lyrics included the words “I hope you get AIDs.”

He also threatened to “poke out both your eyes.”

On a later occasion she came face to face with him he screamed at her that he would kill her if she testified.

He told her “I can destroy your whole world.”

The earlier sex attacks had occurred when the defendant visited the victim’s home.

Judge Phillip Hughes said the sexual offences were the most serious and jailed him for eight years.

He received concurrent 12 month sentences for the physical assaults upon her.

But he imposed an additional 12 month consecutive sentence for perverting the course of justice by trying to intimidate her not to give evidence – making nine years in all.

Judge Philip Hughes said the charges of assault by penetration were the most serious – aggravated by his violence and intimidation.

The judge described the song he performed on Facebook about her as “a threatening, abusive, nasty, ugly song” which was intended to cause as much upset as he could.        

He had also threatened that he would kill her if she gave evidence.

Kim Halsall, defending, said Lewis, who had no previous convictions, was full of shame and remorse at what he had done.

He had admitted the offences which had prevented the victim from reliving her ordeal in court.

The judge ordered Lewis – who closed his eyes when the nine year sentence was announced – to register with the police as a sex offender for life.

He also made a restraining order not to approach his victim in any way – including by social media.

 

Following the case, DC Martyn Parmley of the Amethyst Team (North Wales Police dedicated sexual offences team) welcomed the sentence.

He said: “Victims of abuse should be clear that the public protection agencies of North Wales can offer them support and access to services to keep them safe. No one should live in fear of abuse.”

The Amethyst Team provide specialist services to support victims and encourage anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence to come forward. Reporting a sexual offence is about empowering victims and ensuring they have access to specialist support they may require. If a victim does not feel ready to report to the Police then services can be accessed through the confidential Amethyst SARC Helpline on 0808 1563658.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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  1. Posted by: Expat llangollen at 21:56 on 15 March 2014 Report

    To attack that poor woman then BRAG about it on Facebook is beyond disgusting. Rot in hell. Hope the lady recovers both mentally and physically.

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