A 20-year-old Rhyl man has been jailed for life after he was found guilty of raping young children.
Daniel Aaron Chipchase, aged 20, was sentenced to life in prison at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, September 30.
He was arrested in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire on October 17, 2012, and charged with the rape of a six-year-old boy in a caravan site toilet cubicle and another two girls, aged three, in Lincolnshire, as well as a further five children in North Wales.
Judge Sean Morris ruled that Chipchase must serve 12 years before being considered for release.
Judge Morris told him: "I am of the view that you represent a risk of serious harm to children."
He added that Chipchase would not be released until the authorities deemed it safe, and felt that he would probably pose a risk to children for the rest of his life.
Detective Sergeant Alison Smith of Lincolnshire Police said: "This has been a harrowing case for all concerned - particularly the very young victims who were targeted and abused by the predatory Chipchase.
“It has also been distressing for the investigation team who have been shocked and appalled by the level of sexual abuse carried out by Chipchase.
“The sentence handed down by His Honour Judge Morris today ensures that, for now, he will no longer be able to prey on young children as he has in the past.
“However I do echo the concerns of the Judge and believe that he will pose a danger to children for many years to come.
“His future detention, supervision and monitoring will be of paramount importance.
“It is frightening to think what might have happened to other children had his reign of terror and abuse carried on unchecked."