April 2013

‘Their childhoods were destroyed’: Monster caged after repeatedly raping boy, 7, and young girl in Bolton

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A monster who repeatedly raped a boy for three years starting when the victim was just seven-years-old was sentenced today.

Peter Willett, 25, of no fixed abode, had earlier pleaded guilty and was jailed for six years at Minshull Street Crown Court.

The boy was assaulted and raped regularly between 1999 and 2002 at numerous addresses in Bolton – only having the courage to report the terrible crimes when he got older.

Willett also raped a girl who was around eight-years-old at the time.

Detective Constable Nicola Wood from the Serious Sexual Offences Unit said: “I’d like to praise both victims for having the courage to speak up about the years of abuse they have suffered, and I hope this prison sentence brings them some comfort. 

“Their childhoods were destroyed by Willett and in the boy’s case in particular he was subjected to regular sexual assaults and rapes from around the age of seven.”

Police have a Serious Sexual Offences Unit comprising of a dedicated team of staff who are trained to deal with sexual incidents and ensure attackers are brought to justice.

Anyone who feels they have been the victim of a sexual assault can call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or alternatively refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.