September 2016

“Extremely dangerous” child rapist jailed for 26 years


AN “EXTREMELY dangerous” and “in denial” paedophile has been jailed for more than two decades for a catalogue of child sex offences against two girls.

Terry Gibbons (44), of Kingsway, Thurnscoe, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.

Gibbons abused two young girls over a six-year period in the Rotherham area between 2007 and 2014.

He was charged with 26 offences including rape and sexual activity with a child and was given a 26-year sentence.

Det Con Jo Chambers, the officer in charge of the investigation, said: “Gibbons groomed, coerced, threatened and persistently sexually assaulted and raped the two girls, who were both under the age of 16.

“Despite pleading guilty, Gibbons remains in denial about the vile crimes he committed.

“He is an extremely dangerous man and I am pleased that he is behind bars where he can’t hurt anyone else. 

“I would like to praise the victims for the bravery they have shown in coming forward and talking to us about what happened. 

“They have both shown immense courage and I hope that knowing Gibbons will be behind bars for a very long time goes some way towards helping them move forward with their lives.”

Gibbons will also be placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely and will be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order upon his release. 

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with a six-year extension.