South Yorkshire man jailed for 10 years for rape of teenager

Glynn Ellis Battersby
Glynn Ellis Battersby
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A man has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of raping a teenage girl.

Glynn Battersby, aged 46, was convicted of one count of raping a child aged under 16, one count of sexual assault of a child, and one count of sexual activity with a child.

Battersby, of Mortimer Road, Maltby, Rotherham appeared at Sheffield Crown Court where he denied all the offences, but was found guilty and jailed for a total of 10 years.

Detective Constable John Morris, who led the South Yorkshire Police investigation, said: “The victim in this case has displayed an unbelievable amount of courage and resilience during this process.

“I wish to extend my thanks for their patience, determination and trust. The sentence given reflects the appalling nature of these crimes.”

n To report incidents of sexual assault or rape, call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

n Call Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre on 0114 2447936.