July 2023

Twenty-year sentence for man who raped a child

South Yorkshire Police have commended the “immense bravery” of a young child, after a Rotherham man was jailed for rape.

Graeme Reed, aged 37, of Maltby, Rotherham, was found guilty of two counts of the rape of a child under 13-years-old during a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court

His conviction came after a three-day trial and six hours of jury deliberations.

The judge sentenced Reed to 19 years in prison, plus an additional year on licence. He has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and given a lifelong Sexual Harm Prevention Order.