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Councillor's conviction quashed

Update April 2017: In 2002, Iestyn Tudor Daviesís conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeal.
A Labour councillor has been jailed for seven years for raping a nine-year-old child.

Iestyn Tudor Davies, 50, from Brackla in Bridgend, south Wales, carried out the sex attacks on the girl while his magistrate wife Pamela slept just yards away in the next bedroom.

He was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

Prosecutor Tim Evans told an earlier hearing at Cardiff Crown Court that had Davies sexually assaulted the girl three times.

Cardiff Crown Court
A Cardiff jury heard of three sex attacks
The girl later cuddled up to her mother and said she had a "secret" but she was worried she would get a smack if she was told.

Davies, the former chairman of Brackla Community Council in Bridgend, and a councillors for eight years, was interviewed by police.

He admitted that the girl had slept in a bed with him while his wife was next door, but denied any sexual abuse.

A jury found him guilty of two charges of rape and an indecent assault against the nine-year-old girl.

He was also found not guilty of one charge of rape.

Davies had been on bail since his conviction in December last year.

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