A 47-year-old man has been jailed for 27 years after being found guilty of raping a teenage girl and 19 counts of sexual offences against five boys.
Charles Morgan, of Midland Road, Masbrough, was sentenced today (Friday 20 April) at Sheffield Crown Court for the offences that took place in the Rotherham area over a seven-year period starting in the 1980s and a four-year-period during the last decade.
At an earlier hearing he was found guilty of ten counts of indecent assault, five counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of sexual assault, one count of paying for the services of a child and one count of rape.
Investigating officer DC Liz Portman said: “I really hope that the brave people whose lives have been torn apart by Morgan will find some comfort in the fact that he is now in prison.
“Thanks to them and their courage, he has been shown to be the predator that he is and after a lengthy investigation, he is in jail where he should be.
“If anyone else out there has been a victim of sexual offences I hope cases like this offer some reassurance that if you do come forward, we will listen and we will provide all the specialist support that you need.
“We will continue to use our specialist resources to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham and bring those offending against vulnerable young people to justice.”
As well as a jail sentence, Morgan has been given an indefinite restraining order, a sexual harm prevention order and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.
More information about child sexual exploitation can be found on the South Yorkshire Police website here:www.southyorks.police.uk/spotthesigns.