May 2023

Doncaster man faces decades behind bars

A 72-year-old man has been jailed for over two decades after being found guilty of sexually abusing a child in Doncaster.

The court heard how Michael Peter Wilson subjected his victim, who was under 13-years-old, to numerous and repeated sexual offences.

The victim bravely came forward to report the abuse she had suffered, and a police investigation began.

The victim recalled how he would groom her with treats in a bid to further his manipulation and control over her, a young child, as well as telling her how to behave in order to keep his sick crimes hidden from others.

Wilson has showed absolutely no remorse for the harm he has caused, refusing to acknowledge his exploitative sexual offending. 

Wilson, from the Kirk Sandall area, was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Wednesday (17 May) after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court, where the jury found him guilty of rape of a child under 13, sexual assault of a child, sexual activity with a child and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.