A WEST Wales businessman who filmed serious sex attacks on an eight-year-old child has been jailed for 15 years.

Justin Deeks, 34, groomed the boy with sweets before luring him into a garden shed at his home.

Father-of-three Deeks bought the boy’s silence saying he would go to prison if he told anyone about their secret.

But the boy developed anger issues and was seen by a specially trained counsellor, where he broke down.

Prosecutor John Hipkin said: “He disclosed that Deeks had been filming him doing things in relation to sexual matters.

“He estimated it happened 80 times in the shed.

“Deeks’ home computer was analysed and the images were discovered.”

Swansea Crown Court heard Deeks tried to blame the boy saying: “He’s in a bad place at the moment, a lot of people have let him down.”

But Deeks, of Llandysul, admitted multiple rapes, sexual assaults and possessing indecent images of children.

The court heard the boy suffers nightmares and flashbacks and is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Eugene Egan, defending Deeks, said: “He apologies and is aware just how much he’s harmed the boy and the embarrassment and shame he’s bought on his family.”

Judge Geraint Walters told Deeks: “What I find quite amazing is that while all this was going on you were the father of two children with a third on the way. You were outwardly a family man.

“How a family man can bring himself to behave like that towards a child is something I find very difficult to comprehend.

“The offences came to light when the boy’s mother was so concerned about his poor behaviour that the assistance of experts was sought.

“It was then that the boy found the opportunity to reveal that you sexually abused him for a number of years from the age of eight.”

The judge said Deeks would be treated as an offender of “particular concern” which means he would not be eligible for release half way through his 15-year sentence.

Judge Walters added: “The length of this sentence will enable you to reflect on what you’ve done and the impact on this boy.

“You will, for life, be the subject of public protection considerations after leaving your victim with serious PTSD.”

Deeks, who ran an engineering company in West Wales, was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

One of the boy’s relatives was heard saying “I hope he dies” as Deeks was led to the cells.