A NEWCASTLE Emlyn pensioner has been warned today he will serve years in jail after a jury convicted him of sexually abusing young girls.

Christopher James Tatton was told he would receive a substantial prison sentence despite being 72 years of age and in poor health.

Tatton, of Llandyfriog, was found guilty of multiple offences of indecent assault against three girls following a trial at Swansea crown court.

Tatton was convicted by majority verdicts and immediately remanded into custody.

Judge Paul Thomas warned him that a lengthy sentence would be the outcome but he needed to consider medical evidence before deciding on the term.

Tatton, who was once a volunteer on the Teifi Valley narrow gauge railway, had denied the charges and claimed the complaints had been invented.

Tatton will be sentenced on March 9.