September 2023

Doncaster man jailed for raping two girls

A 73-year-old Doncaster man has been jailed after pleading guilty to raping two very young girls over a number of years.

Demetrios Patsalides, of Carr House Road, has been locked up for 12 years after admitting multiple sexual offences against two young girls.

The court heard how Patsalides sexually assaulted his victims and performed sexual acts in front of them, before warning one of the girls to ‘not tell her friends at school’ about the abuse she had suffered.

Patsalides was interviewed by officers on 13 March 2023, during which he admitted writing a note confessing to sexual activity with a child.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of raping a girl under 13, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of assaulting a girl under 13 by touching and four counts of causing or inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Patsalides was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and told to register as a sex offender for life