September 2015: William Lee happily posing for a photograph on the day of his release from prison last month. He has family in Halesowen and has been spotted several times there several times since his release.
Fourteen years for Halesowen child rapist
A 38-year-old Halesowen man who carried out a string of sickening sex attacks on a 10-year-old schoolgirl has been jailed for 14 years.
Judge Nicholas Webb told William Lee the damage he had done to his young victim was impossible to calculate and said reports indicated he posed a serious risk to young children.
Sentencing Lee at Wolverhampton Crown Court this morning, the judge told him: “You imposed your will on this girl and you selfishly exploited her for your own gratification.”
The court heard he raped and sexually abused the child for over a year.
DNA forensics revealed the child’s blood mixed with his sperm was found on the girls underwear.
Due to the extend of the abuse, doctors stated that the child had been damaged in the private area.
In an impact statement, the child said: “He has ruined my life”
Lee, of Crimmond Road, had been found guilty by a jury on majority verdicts at the end of his trial on five charges of rape.
In total he was convicted on:
Five charges of rape
Two charges of sexual assault
Sexual activity with a child
Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
Sexual activity in the presence of a child