Cyprus Mail

British radio producer found guilty of child sex abuse

The UK government has cancelled its initial plan of completely discontinuing the use of FM and AM radio stations and replacing them strictly with DAB digital radio. Licenses for analogue radio stations will now be given an extension of 10 years, according to a government statement.

The Paphos court on Monday handed down a guilty verdict to a British radio producer and personality, aged 46, on 12 counts of sexually abusing the daughter of his girlfriend in 2015 when she was only 11 years old.

The verdict was announced behind closed doors and a mitigation hearing has been set for November 9.

The child abuser, who ran a radio station in Paphos for several years, was taken straight to Nicosia central prisons from the Paphos courthouse.

The offences against the little girl, perpetrated on four occasions, were committed between May and August 2015 but did not come to light until January 2016 when the girl’s mother found out about the abuse.

The culprit returned to the UK – where he is well known – in the meantime but was arrested at Paphos airport when he came back to Cyprus in March the same year.

He was allowed bail and had to surrender his travel documents while the trial was ongoing.

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