Ronald Preddy – Port Talbot | The UK & Ireland Database
01 Tuesday Mar 2016
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Judge jails remorseless sexual predator who sexually abused boys over 25 years
A former colliery security guard labelled a remorseless sexual predator has been jailed for 18 years for sexual offences against boys.
Ronald Preddy, 73, of Dunraven Street, Glyncorrwg, in Port Talbot s Upper Afan Valley , had denied offences including rape and indecent assault going back to the 1990s against two boys.
But at a Swansea Crown Court trial he was found guilty of the offences and was sentenced by Judge Huw Davies QC on Friday.
The judge described Preddy as a remorseless sexual predator who had committed offences over a 25-year period using bribes in one case as low as 50p and in some cases using threats to encourage children into sexual acts.
The trial heard evidence relating to two sets of offences against two boys, one relating to the 1990s, the other said to have occurred more recently
The court heard the offences took place in the South Wales area and that Preddy had been, until his retirement, a security guard at a coal mine.
In 2004, Preddy was jailed for eight years for separate sexual offences, also involving a young boy.
Judge Davies said over a 12-year period, Preddy had been before Swansea Crown Court three times for sexual offences, each time denying he had done anything wrong.
The judge told Preddy: You have shown no remorse whatsoever .
Preddy was given in total a 21-year extended prison sentence but with a custodial element of 18 years.
He was also placed on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.