September 2018

Wirral rapist jailed after putting victim through trial ordeal

A man who subjected a young girl to horrific acts of sexual abuse has been jailed.

Paul Derbyshire was sentenced to eight years behind bars for his attacks.

He denied the offences – putting his victim through the ordeal of a trial.

But jurors saw through his lies and found him guilty of six counts of rape and eight counts of indecent assault.

The offences took place between 1979 and 1986.

Derbyshire, 50, and of Park Close in Birkenhead , was jailed for eight years and handed a further year on licence.

Derbyshire will be placed on the sex offenders list indefinitely