January 2019

Man jailed for almost a decade for child sex offences

A man is now serving almost a decade behind bars for child sex offences committed in Barnsley over a period of three-years.

An investigation was launched in to Dilbahadur Rayamajhi, 45, formerly of Nicholas Street, Barnsley in April 2017 when the young girl Rayamajhi had abused raised concerns with her school supervisor, as Detective Constable Elinor Duke explains.

“The school reported the concerns to police and after speaking to the victim, who was under the age of 13 at the time the offences occurred, our investigation in to Rayamajhi began.

“Rayamajhi denied the offences he was charged with, which were one count of assault by penetration and four counts of sexual touching, meaning his victim had to endure the ordeal of recounting what Rayamajhi had subjected her to.”

Rayamajhi’s trial came to an end after two weeks, on Friday 25 January, when a jury found him guilty of the offences. He was jailed for nine years.