When people hear about a youth carrying about a serious crime, their most common response is along the lines of "My child would never do something like that."
But while that may be true in many cases, the sad reality is that this is often what the perpetrator's own parents likely thought before their actions proved them wrong.
So in that nightmare scenario, what is a parent to do? Is there a way to be both loving and responsible when you're confronted with what they've done?
For the parents of one Welsh offender, that answer was to see justice done even if it took a difficult decision.