Gareth Hall pleaded guilty to four counts of rape, two counts of sodomy and one count of the online sexual corruption of a child and in March 2016 he was given a 50 year jail sentence without parole at Lane County Court.Gareth Hall declined to be interviewed on the programme and sent a letter to the programme makers explaining that “he wasn’t ready to share his side of the story.” In tonight’s ‘Y Ditectif’, presenter Mali Harries visits the Eastern Oregon Correctional Facility where Gareth Hall is now serving the 50 year sentence.
Those type of predators don’t belong back on our streets, in America, in Wales, anywhere.
The news today that radio stations are to be given extra guidance to avoid playing sexually-explicit songs got me thinking about euphemism in pop music and the seemingly diminishing art of cloaking the rude in nuanced language.
Overall, despite the festival growing and changing and celebrating its fifth birthday this year, Sŵn has managed to keep the balance between new, local and international.
Admittedly a few queues and almost a horrible crush at O'Neill's aside, it's still an exciting, bar-hopping experience.
I know it's been another lifetime since Sŵn Festival already, and some reviewers were able to file live reviews from various venues on the spot.
I've gone away, had a good chew over the amount of music I heard over the four-day festival, and have a little summary of some of my unexpected finds and musical highlights.
They were the first complete surprise, sounding like a fresh Vampire Weekend or Local Natives, all jerky, melodic, African guitar sounds, and intricate drums.
They'll soon be touring with Summer Camp and Neon Indian.
Hall was given a 50 year sentence and now resides in the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution.
On S4C’s true crime series Y Ditectif to be broadcast on Tuesday night, the true extent of Gareth Hall’s offences and the details of how he groomed a 10 year old girl in the US are revealed for the first time.
Gareth Hall is a perfect example of someone trawling the internet looking for somebody to groom, and picked on a vulnerable person.