Yorkshire man sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting rape of seven-year-old girl

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A 45-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years after he admitted raping a seven-year-old girl in Doncaster.

Yahia Ali, of Cowood Street, Mexborough, pleaded guilty to seven counts of rape against the girl at Sheffield Crown Court today.

South Yorkshire Police was alerted to the case by the victim in March this year.

Temporary Detective Sergeant Laura Jones, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “The victim has shown exceptional bravery in this case and should be commended for her courage in coming forward.

“Ali subjected a vulnerable young girl to horrific sexual abuse and I hope the victim and her family are reassured by the significant jail term handed to him today.

“We are firmly committed to the protection of children and will take swift action against any individual believed to be responsible for these despicable crimes.”