Man charged with raping schoolgirl at knifepoint in woods

A 47-year-old man has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl who was walking to school in Rotherham at knifepoint.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 5:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 10:20 am
Rother View Road in Rotherham. Pic: Google Images

Paul Jones of Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, has been charged with rape, engaging in sexual activity in front of a child and possession of a knife used to threaten in a public place and has been remanded into custody over the incident.

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The incident happened in woodland off Rother View Road in Canklow.

Jones has also been charged with engaging in sexual activity in front of a child and attempting to incite sexual activity with a child, in connection to an offence on Friday, 10 June, 2011, in the Clifton area of Rotherham involving an 11-year-old girl.

He will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court tomorrow morning, Saturday 19 November.