February 2019

Paedophile sentenced to twenty years

A ‘monstrous man’ is now serving two decades behind bars after he was convicted of multiple historic sex offences against young girls.

William Abrahams was found guilty of six counts of indecency with a child, three counts of rape and five counts of sexual assault, and jailed for 20 years.

The three victims were all aged under 13 at the time. The offences were committed in the Swinton area of Rotherham between the early 1980s and 2016.

The 71-year-old, of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday after a two-week trial in which a judge described him as a ‘monstrous man’ who had shown ‘the worst betrayal of trust one can think of.’

An investigation into Abrahams was launched in 2016, when one of the victims made disclosures to a schools officer, who in turn notified police.