Barnsley rapist jailed for 18 years for ‘horrific’ sexual abuse of girl aged 7

Paul Fury, 46, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the 'horrific' historic sexual abuse of a child
Paul Fury, 46, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the 'horrific' historic sexual abuse of a child
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A sick Barnsley rapist has been jailed for 18 years for the ‘horrific’ sexual abuse of a girl as young as seven.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how Paul Fury, aged 46, of Pickup Crescent in Wombwell, abused his child victim for more than a decade before she bravely came forward to police as an adult.

A jury found Fury guilty of 13 historic offences including rape, gross indecency and inciting and female aged between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity.

In March 2015 his victim, now an adult, who cannot be named for legal reasons, called South Yorkshire Police and disclosed the abuse.

Fury was interviewed and later charged with multiple child sexual offences.

Detective Constable Liz Portman from Barnsley’s Public Protection Unit said: “The victim has demonstrated incredible courage, coming forward to disclose years and years of awful abuse.

“Fury refused to accept his guilt and put his victim through a trial process, where his horrific crimes were highlighted before the courts.

“I hope the result at court last week offers the victim some form of closure as she begins to rebuild her life.”