Posted: Tue 5th May 2020

Ruthin man jailed for more than two years for child sex offences and blackmail

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

A man from Ruthin has been jailed for more than two years for a series of child sex offences.

Corey Christopher Hycz, 21, has today been sentenced to 27 months in prison and was placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.

It comes after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, blackmail of the same child and making indecent images of children.

DC Natalie Horgan-Jones said: “The defendant was well known in the community for his involvement with various groups.

“This sentence reflects the serious nature of his offending and hopefully it will provide reassurance to both the victim and community of how the criminal justice system will deal with this type of offender.

“This investigation was only possible with the courage and resolve of the victim in reporting these crimes.

“Hopefully it will bring closure to a prolonged period of stress and anxiety the victim has suffered at the hands of the defendant, and I hope it provides some level of comfort to the whole family.

“I would like to take the opportunity to emphasise that often offenders use threats and fear to prevent people reporting their activity online, making them worry they too may be in trouble if they were to tell someone what has happened.”

“Offenders need to know that the internet is not a safe anonymous space for accessing and distributing indecent images. They leave a digital footprint and we will find it.”

If you have concerns about anyone who may be in possession of indecent images of children or is affected by Child Sexual Exploitation contact North Wales Police via the web chat Alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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