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Man from Bridgend jailed for 12 years for child sexual offences

34-year old Beveridge was convicted of 10 sexual offences against a child. Credit: South Wales Police

A 34-year old man has been jailed for 12 years for multiple sex offences against a child.

Daniel Beveridge from Bridgend was charged with a total of 10 offences - including sexual assault and attempted rape of a girl under 13.

Beveridge was given an extended sentence of 16 years and was placed on the sex offender register indefinitely.

Detective Constable Andrew Wallace was officer in the case, he hopes the result "sends a message to anyone else who has suffered, or is currently suffering abuse".

Today’s result is testament to the bravery of the victim who has not only shown considerable strength and courage in coming forward to report the abuse she suffered, but also throughout the lengthy and complex investigation and court process.

This was made all the more harrowing by Beveridge’s refusal to admit his guilt, thus forcing the victim to live through the ordeal of a trial.

– Detective Constable, Andrew Wallace