The teenage victim of sexual assault has spoken out after her perpetrator was jailed for three years today (Friday), for abusing her and her sibling.
Wells targeted the young girl when she was just 15 years old and would touch parts of her body both under and over her clothing and talk to her inappropriately about things of a sexual nature.
She later discovered that Wells had also been abusing her teenage sibling, which had started around four years before.
When the allegations were put to Wells, he said they were ludicrous and denied abusing both teenagers.
In a victim impact statement, one of the victims said: “As a result of what he did, I no longer had the confidence to wear the same clothes as I used to.
“I used to be an open book and allow people into my life, but it now takes a long time for me to trust anyone new.
“I know what happened to me and I just need to find a way of getting over it. I find it better to look to the future rather than the past, and at the moment I want to just move forward and think positively.”
Detective Constable Jenny Bryce, who investigated the case, said: “How Wells thought that it was acceptable to take advantage of and sexually abuse two young people who had put their trust in him is unfathomable.
“I am pleased with the sentence that Wells received and hope this time will make him think long and hard about his actions and the trauma he had inflicted on these two young people.
You can report concerns around child sexual abuse by calling police on 101.
Parents can visit the Parents Protect website which is run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, for lots of useful resources to help prevent child sexual abuse.