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Children's commissioner to look at Pembrokeshire abuser case

The Children's Commissioner for Wales has told the BBC he is to investigate the way Pembrokeshire council dealt with allegations against a former council youth worker who has been jailed for sexually abusing a boy and filming it.

Youth worker Mik Smith, 49, from Haverforwest, was sacked by Pembrokeshire council in 2012 but went on to abuse a boy in 2013.

Fears over his behaviour were raised nearly a decade before.

The victim's mother said if the council had properly investigated complaints in 2005 her son may not have been abused.

Last week, Smith was jailed for six years at Swansea Crown Court.

BBC Wales' Week In Week Out programme asks if more could have been done to prevent his abuse.

Tim Rogers reports.

  • 15 Jul 2014