Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Doncaster child rapist John Caddle jailed for 19 years

A man has been jailed for 19 years for repeatedly raping a young girl over a six-year period.

John Caddle, 75, was found guilty of 12 counts of raping the child between 1974 and 1980. He was only arrested after his victim contacted police in 2013.

Det Sgt Laura Jones, of South Yorkshire Police, said Caddle had subjected his victim to "horrendous abuse".

Caddle, of Hardy Road, Doncaster, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

Det Sgt Jones said: "The victim in this case has shown exceptional bravery to come forward and report this abuse, years after suffering at the hands of Caddle.

"His despicable behaviour started when his victim was a vulnerable child and he continued to carry out this horrendous abuse for a number of years."

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