Child abuser caught by DNA on diary

By County Echo Reporter in Law

A CHILD sex abuser from Fishguard who repeatedly assaulted a young girl was caught thanks to evidence kept by the victim.

Brian Richard Buckle, 45, of Smyth Street, was convicted of 16 historic offences of child sexual abuse by a jury at Swansea Crown Court on Tuesday.

He repeatedly indecently assaulted the girl.

On one occasion he performed a sex act over the girl’s diary.

Years later, when she was by then a grown woman, she complained to the police.

When they asked her if she had any evidence, she remembered her diary from more than a decade earlier.

And, despite the passage of time, scientists were able to detect Buckle’s DNA on the pages.

Bail was immediately withdrawn and he was held in custody.

Buckle was told he would receive a “significant” jail term when he is sentenced on 30 May.

Judge Geraint Walters said he wanted a probation officer to prepare a report that would help him to determine if Buckle was a dangerous offender as defined by law, and a person who represented an ongoing danger to young girls.

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