December 2019

Sports coach jailed for indecent assault on minors

A sports coach has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison after being found guilty of indecent assault against three boys.

Dean Thomas Wales of Ballelis committed the offences between November 2003 and November 2017, against victims aged 16, 15 and 12.

The Court of General Gaol Delivery heard Wales used his position as a sports coach to build trust, as well as other grooming behaviours such as giving them alcohol, to facilitate the assaults.

Wales was also charged with making both still and moving indecent images.