August 2017

Derbyshire pensioner sentenced to 22 years for child abuse

A 72-year-old man who abused a child over a period of 15 years has been jailed for 22 years.

John Worsley, of Victory Avenue, Ripley was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday, August 4 after being found guilty of 12 charges including multiple rapes, indecent assaults and cruelty.

The offences took place in Ripley between 1974-1989, starting against the child when she was just six years old and continuing until she was 21 

She became pregnant by him against her will

Alongside the sexual abuse, the victim was also physically and mentally abused, including the use of a riding crop as punishment.