An NSPCC Cymru/Wales spokesman said:


“Hart committed sickening and gravely serious offences against his victim – many of which were inflicted on her when she was a child.


“It is now absolutely vital that Hart is caught and brought back before the courts to face the full consequences of his abuse.


“Abuse ruins childhoods and his actions have clearly had a significant effect on his victim into adulthood. We hope she is now receiving full support to recover as well as satisfaction from knowing her evidence in court helped secure Hart’s conviction.”

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