Bryan Davies, 70, former Deputy Principal of Ystrad Hall in Llangollen has been extradited from the Maltese Island of Gozo and remanded in custody in Llandudno.
Davies, who retired to live in Gozo has been accused of sexually abusing 11 children and was arrested by Operation Pallial Officers. He appeared at the Llandudno Magistrates Court. No pleas were entered and no application was made for bail. Davies is due to appear at the Mold Crown Court on the 8th September 2017.
Ystrad Hall was an independent school in Llangollen in North Wales, run by a company known as Care Concern Ltd. It was established as a school for handicapped pupils in the socially maladjusted category. The home opened in 1974 but closed down in 1981.
The home was investigated as part of the larger overall investigation into child abuse in North Wales as part of the Waterhouse Inquiry. Allegations were made by a number of former pupils there that they had suffered physical and sexual abuse by more than one of the staff members at Ystrad Hall. Since the report was published in 2000, many more people have come forward with their own allegations about the school.
The former Deputy Principal has been convicted of previous sexual offences. In 1978 he was convicted of 3 offences of indecent assault involving 2 pupils for which he was placed on probation for 12 months. There was also a condition that he received hospital treatment and he was ordered to perform 160 hours of community service.
The new charges include 38 sexual offences which are said to have occurred between 1975 and 1978 and between 2007 and 2013.
A Maltese Court ruled that Davies was to be extradited to the UK to face charges of taking indecent photographs of children, indecent assault and inciting children to take part in sexual activities.
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