June 2017

Pensioner jailed for rape and sex attacks on young girl in Doncaster in 1970s

A pensioner who raped and sexually abused a young girl in Doncaster in the 1960s and 70s has been jailed for 15 years.

Michael John O’Neill, 72, from Upton, Pontefract, was sentenced at York Crown Court earlier this week and issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He pleaded guilty in April this year to one count of raping a girl; eight counts of indecently assaulting a girl and four counts of gross indecency with a girl.

O’Neill’s crimes took place in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, in the Little Smeaton and Doncaster areas