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Man who stalked and molested teenage girl is jailed for three years

Dawei Zhang. Credit: North Wales Police

A man who stalked and molested a 15-year-old girl at Colwyn Bay has been jailed for three years.

Dawei Zhang, 32, of Llys Madoc, Towyn, Abergele was told by a judge his actions "were the stuff of nightmares for all parents and children."

Caernarfon Crown Court was told Zhang lived in Britain after arriving on a study visa in 2009. He was found guilty by a jury of the sexual assault which he denied.

Judge Philip Harris-Jenkins told him:

Your behaviour was nothing short of predatory. When she tried to escape, you grabbed her bag and clothes and pulled her back towards you.

Fortunately, she was able to break away from you and escape.

How much further you would have gone, you only know.

– Judge Philip Harris-Jenkins

Investigating Officer DC Gemma Smith of the Amethyst Team said: “Today Dawei Zhang starts a term behind bars for committing what was a frightening and sustained attack on a teenage girl.

“Such behaviour will not be tolerated and today’s sentence should send a clear warning that those who commit such serious offences can expect a term behind bars."