Sheffield man, 20, jailed for raping 12-year-old girl

A Sheffield man has been jailed for six years for raping a 12-year-old girl.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 9th April 2016, 7:26 am
Robert Paul Green. Photo: South Yorkshire Police
Robert Paul Green. Photo: South Yorkshire Police

Robert Green, 20, of Emerson Crescent, Sheffield, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday, April 8) after pleading guilty to rape at an earlier hearing.

Green was arrested in Sheffield in August 2014 after his victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told police she was raped in the Norfolk Park area. Forensic evidence tied Green to the crime.

Acting detective inspector Shafiq Rehman from the child abuse investigation unit said: “Green has accepted responsibility for his actions, meaning his victim does not have to face the distressing prospect of reliving this horrific crime before a court.

“This does not, however, detract from his heinous behaviour and he is now behind bars for his crime. I hope that today’s result allows the victim the chance to begin her recovery.”