Local News & Archive — August 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm — Updated: August 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Radio ham jailed for teenage rape

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An amateur radio hobbyist from Kinmel Bay has been jailed for nine years for raping a teenage boy.

Kenneth Dobson denied the attack on a 14 year-old boy over a decade ago but was found guilty by a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court. The 74 year-old had previously admitted a charge of indecent assault.

The court heard that Dobson, of Foryd Road, had plied his victim with whisky before the sexual abuse. Judge Nic Parry said the boy had shared his interest as a radio ham and had idolised the pensioner.

Dobson’s defence lawyers said he had recognised the offences were abhorrent. North Wales Police have welcomed the prison sentence.

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