POLICE have praised the bravery of a young victim who was raped and assaulted by a man she trusted.
Kenneth Plant (59), of High Greave Place in East Herringthorpe, was jailed for 14 years over a string of sexual offences after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court.
The victim — 12 at the time of the first offence in 2014 — alerted her school about the abuse, prompting a police investigation.
Det Con Scott Walker said: “The young victim has shown great bravery, strength and courage to recall what happened to her and for this, I commend her.
“Plant was someone that the victim trusted implicitly. He has shown no remorse for his actions and has quite rightly been given a substantial prison sentence.”
Report concerns for a child to police on 101, or call or text national helpline Say Something on 116 000.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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