Church Pastor and Ex-tv Presenter Who Abused Boys in 30-year Campaign Faces Sentencing - Recap

By David Powell Evans
October 2, 2020

Ben Thomas arriving at court (Image: Daily Post Wales)

A church pastor and former TV presenter who sexually touched sleeping boys and men or filmed them with a secret camera in a washbag will be sentenced today.

Benjamin David Thomas, who last week admitted 40 sex offences, left a string of victims "shocked, angry, violated and disgusted" after a near 30-year campaign of abuse.

The 44-year-old, a former Criccieth Family Church pastor, admitted a widespread pattern of offending.

We will bring you all the latest from the sentencing hearing at Mold Crown Court.

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