A Doncaster man has been caged for 10 years, after being convicted of committing multiple sexual offences against a seven-year-old child. Yahia Ali, of Cowood Street, Mexborough, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday, September 18) to receive his sentence after pleading guilty of seven counts of rape.
In March 2015, police were called after the seven-year-old victim disclosed that Ali had abused her.
Speaking after the sentencing, Temporary Detective Sergeant Laura Jones said: “The victim has shown exceptional bravery in this case and should be commended for her courage in coming forward.
She continued: “Ali subjected a vulnerable young girl to horrific sexual abuse and I hope the victim and her family are reassured by the significant jail term handed to him today.
“We are firmly committed to the protection of children and will take swift action against any individual believed to be responsible for these despicable crimes.”