June 2023

Man jailed for child sexual offences in Rotherham

A 54-year-old man who indecently assaulted two children has begun a 14-year prison sentence.

Andrew Wileman abused his victims, who are entitled to lifelong anonymity, on numerous occasions in Rotherham in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The court heard how Wileman would indecently assault his victims, before buying them sweets and warning them against telling anyone what was happening.

Wileman, formerly of Maltby but more recently of Chelynch Road, Ganesfield in Somerset, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Monday 26 June) where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

He had admitted four counts of indecent assault on a child, two counts of gross indecency with a child and one count of indecency with a child on the third day of a trial in March.

A further two charges against the victims and one further charge against a third victim were ordered to lie on file.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.