April 2023

Rapist who targeted two children ‘shows absolutely no remorse’

A man from Rotherham who raped two children has been jailed for 12 years.

Thomas Brookes raped his victims on multiple occasions while they were both under the age of 13.

The 30-year-old, formerly of Cambridge Crescent in East Dene, was found guilty of nine counts of rape of a child at Sheffield Crown Court earlier this year, following a four-day trial.

Brookes was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday and placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

He has also been made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Both victims have shown tremendous courage, not only in coming forward to report what happened, but also throughout the investigation and trial. Because Brookes would not admit his guilt, both have had to face the court and relive the traumatic sexual crimes they suffered when they were very young children