Man jailed for 12 years for series of rapes

A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of a series of rapes.

Friday, 19th November 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 19th November 2021, 4:30 pm

Jonathan Wilkinson, aged 36, was yesterday (Thursday 18 November) found guilty at Doncaster Crown Court of six non-recent rape and one sexual assault offences committed in Sheffield.The offences were committed against one victim.

Wilkinson, of Sheffield, was questioned on June 28, 2019, and later charged with the offences.

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JAILED: Jonathan Wilkinson

Detective Constable Mark Wilkinson of South Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “I would like to praise the victim in this case who had the bravery to come forward and tell us what had happened.“Wilkinson subjected his victim to a trial and I am pleased he will be behind bars for a very long time to consider his abhorrent actions.“If you have suffered any form of sexual abuse in the past, no matter how long ago it took place, please report it.”

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