Doncaster pervert jailed for 14 years after teachers discovered he sexually abused girl, 11

A Doncaster man has been jailed for 14 years for a catalogue of sexual offences against a young girl which were discovered by her teachers

Monday, 15th March 2021, 9:01 am

Michael Antony Lloyd, 64, was found guilty of two counts of attempted rape and two counts of sexual assault, after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court. The offences happened when the victim was only 11, continuing until she turned 13.

Police found out about the crimes when her schoolteachers heard about what was happening

Lloyd, of Broxholme Lane, will serve 14 years in jail and be subject to sex offender registration conditions for life.

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Michael Antony Lloyd. Picture: South Yorkshire Police
Michael Antony Lloyd. Picture: South Yorkshire Police

Judge Sarah Wright, sentencing, said: “The evidence of the victim was utterly compelling. You had no thought or concern for her feelings and the effect on the girl caused catastrophic, immeasurable harm."

Judge Wright paid tribute to the victim’s courage to come forward and protect others.

Lloyd’s abuse was uncovered when the girl confided in a close friend, who informed teachers at their school and a report was made immediately to South Yorkshire Police.

Det Cons Becky Breakwell who led the investigation, said: “Despite being so young, Lloyd’s victim has always provided a very clear account of his perverse actions towards her. She suffered over a period of three years, feeling unable to tell anyone what was happening.

“Lloyd has always denied the allegations against him showing no remorse for the devastating impact this has had on his victim, instead insisting that his actions were innocent play.”

“It is critical that all victims of child sexual abuse feel that they can speak out and talk about what has happened to them. We will investigate all reports and have specially trained officers and partners who can offer the right help.

"It is important that anyone who has experienced abuse, or is worried about a friend or relative, comes forward to report their concerns so that safeguarding measures can be put in place, further abuse can be prevented and offenders can be brought to justice.

“The victim is currently receiving support from the Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (DRASACS), who provide invaluable help in cases like this.

"The victim has shown exceptional bravery and this conviction, which will ensure others are kept safe, would not have been possible without her continued strength and resolve.”

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