Man Says He Lives In Fear After Identical Twin Is Jailed For Being A Paedophile

A man says he's left 'constantly looking over his shoulder' because he is repeatedly mistaken for his identical twin brother - who is a convicted paedophile.

Owen Evans, 42, says it's he who feels as though he's living with a life sentence after his brother's horrific crimes have come to light.

His brother Gavin was jailed for four years on Friday, after being sentenced at Swansea Crown Court for trading images of child abuse with other men online.

Owen Evans (left) and his identical twin brother Gavin who has been jailed for four years. Credit: Media Wales
Owen Evans (left) and his identical twin brother Gavin who has been jailed for four years. Credit: Media Wales

The court also heard Gavin took part in 'highly sexualised online conversations' with vulnerable young girls and was found to have images of girls as young as four being sexually abused.

Prior to his sentencing, Gavin pleaded guilty to a total of 11 counts of possessing, downloading and distributing indecent images, as well as inciting and attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity, and possessing extreme pornography. He was handed a four year sentence and will have to sign the sex offenders register for life.

Speaking to Wales Online, Owen says he and the family had no idea how shocking his brother's crimes were and says that due to looking identical to his paedophile brother, he will be 'constantly looking over his shoulder'.

Owen told the paper: "What he has done is shocking - I was mortified - he played down what he was arrested for.

Owen (left) has said he will never speak to his brother Gavin again. Credit: Media Wales
Owen (left) has said he will never speak to his brother Gavin again. Credit: Media Wales

"I knew he had been up to no good for something but I didn't know the ins and outs of it.

"My older brother couldn't believe it.

"What he has done is bad enough - but there's the fact that he has lied to us about it.

"He's got no worries for the next couple of years - we are the ones who will serve the time."

He added: "I will have a lifetime of people calling me a paedophile - I am going to be constantly looking over my shoulder.

"My partner was accused of living with a paedo."

He also believes that his brother's sentence wasn't harsh enough, telling the paper: "I do not think he got long enough in prison - he will probably do less than four years."

Meanwhile, Owen has tried to make sure people know that he is not his brother - even posting a side-by-side photo of him and Gavin on Facebook pointing out that they are not the same person.

"If people are going to mistake me for him for the rest of my life," he said. "All I'm trying to do is get the story out there and [try to get] people to leave us alone."

Owen has vowed never to speak to his brother again after details of his crimes were revealed.

Featured Image Credit: Media Wales

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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