A former teacher from Dyffryn Ardudwy has been jailed for 19 years in prison for “despicable” child sex offences.

Paul Stevens, 60, was convicted of 10 historic charges of indecent assault on a child and five charges of indecency with a child.

The offences, against three male victims, were committed during Stevens’ time working as a teacher.

Stevens was sentenced to 19 years in prison when he appeared before Warwick Crown Court on Monday, 11 November.

Detective Inspector Mark Walters from West Mercia Police said: “Paul Stevens abused his position of trust as a teacher in the worst way possible by preying on vulnerable children.

“I would like to praise the victims who came forward and gave evidence against him. It is down to their courage and bravery that he has now been sentenced to 19 years in prison for his despicable crimes.

“My hope is that today’s sentence will provide the victims with some sense of closure.

“I also hope this case reassures anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, either non-recent or current, that West Merica Police is committed to providing help and support to victims and bringing offenders to justice. We will thoroughly investigate, no matter when the abuse took place.

“There is help and support available, so please don’t suffer in silence.”

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