South West Wales

Jason Beynon guilty of sex with underage boy in Swansea

Jason Beynon Image copyright South wales police
Image caption Jason Beynon claimed his victim had fabricated the claims

A Swansea man already jailed for trying to abduct a schoolboy last year, has been convicted of sexually assaulting another child more than 20 years ago.

Jason Beynon, 40, was 16 when he began having sex with a younger boy in the 1990s.

He denied gross indecency with a child, 12 counts of indecent assault and two serious sexual assaults but a jury found him guilty.

He will be sentenced at Swansea Crown Court next month.

His victim went to the police last year after hearing that Beynon had been jailed for three-and-a-half years for attempting to abduct an 11-year-old boy in the Gorseinon area earlier in 2014.

The victim told BBC Wales he felt he had to speak out.

"It was by pure chance that I saw the media reports and a story regarding the attempted kidnapping of a young boy on the very street that I grew up on," he said.

"This boy was almost the same age. Reading the story, my worst fears came true."

'Secret relationship'

The trial heard the offences took place over an 18 month period and the first incident took place in the toilets of a holiday park where they were both on holiday.

The pair had struck up a friendship because of their shared interest in computer games.

But the victim told the court that while he believed Beynon was a close friend, the defendant had a hold on him and that it felt like they were in a secret relationship.

"When I reached 14, I knew I liked girls and I knew it was wrong, but he sort of had me into thinking it was that we were in a relationship," the court heard.

"It was a best friendship but like a secret relationship. It was always have to be just me and him there and he'd always shut the door."

Beynon claimed it was all a "fabrication" but the jury rejected this.