Ex-Pembroke mayor David Boswell jailed after baby rape (News)

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David Robert Boswell

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David Boswell, 58, was convicted of 4 counts of indecent assault and one rely of rape at Swansea Crown Courtroom

A former Pembroke mayor convicted of raping a toddler has been jailed for 18 years.

David Boswell, from Pembroke Dock, carried out the intercourse assault on the younger lady within the 1990s.

The 58-year-old was discovered responsible of 4 counts of indecent assault and one rely of rape after a trial at Swansea Crown Courtroom final month.

He was additionally handed a sexual hurt prevention order and restraining order stopping him contacting below 16s.

Boswell raped and indecently assaulted one lady and indecently assaulted one other, the courtroom heard.

He was cleared of three different counts of indecent assault towards the 2 complainants.

A decide was informed the victims stay scared of Boswell to today.

In an announcement learn to the courtroom, considered one of his victims mentioned: “I really feel like a freak. I really feel like I am broken for what he did to me.”

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Boswell served within the Military for 12 years and was additionally a marshal for the Royal British Legion

Boswell was elected to symbolize Pembroke St Mary North in Could 2017.

He went on to turn out to be city mayor, however stepped other than the position lower than three months later after being charged by police.

The previous soldier and lorry driver was then suspended by the Conservative Celebration.

Boswell had claimed the allegations have been “full lies”, however was convicted after a trial.

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Decide Keith Thomas mentioned: “This was a gross abuse of belief.”

Following sentencing, Dyfed-Powys Police mentioned Boswell’s victims had been extremely courageous in coming ahead.

Supt Ross Evans mentioned: “This has been a protracted and tough investigation for the victims.

“I hope anybody else who has skilled comparable abuse at any stage of their life can discover braveness from this case to see that every one studies will probably be taken significantly and totally investigated.”

An NSPCC spokesman added: “This case has highlighted how victims of previous abuse are burdened with the worry of their abuser into their grownup life.

“Boswell’s public profile would solely have heightened this for his victims.

“However the bravery of the ladies subjected as kids to Boswell’s despicable crimes has helped put him behind bars the place he can not hurt others.”

Officers have confirmed Boswell technically stays a county councillor.

A spokesman mentioned the council can not legally take away him till any potential attraction has been exhausted.

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