January 2018

Doncaster sex offender guilty

A convicted sex offender from Doncaster has had three years added to his 12-year sentence, after another of his victim’s came forward to report cases of historical sexual abuse.

Alan Douglas Blanchard appeared at Doncaster Crown Court on Wednesday 10 January, when he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child between 2003 and 2008.

Blanchard, 63, who originates from Balby and is currently detained at Wakefield Prison, was sentenced to a further three years, to run consecutively to his existing sentence.

Investigating officer, DC Alison Shields said: “I have nothing but praise for the brave individual who came forward to disclose the horrendous abuse she suffered.

The victim, like her counterparts in Blanchard’s original trial, has shown exceptional strength in speaking out and this courage enabled officers to compile a strong case against Blanchard. 

“I hope the victim is able to take some comfort from justice being served and the fresh conviction encourages other people who may have suffered historical sexual abuse to come forward and report it. We will listen to you, support you, and be rigorous in our investigations, in order to bring perpetrators to justice.”

Blanchard was originally convicted of rape and sexual assaults by a jury at Doncaster Crown Court in 2010.